Palestinian Authority to join Middle East power grid

Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources: Palestinian accession will help territories provide safety and security to its power supply.

October 27, 2008 18:46
Palestinian Authority to join Middle East power grid

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A Jordanian official said Monday that the Palestinian Authority will join a regional power grid that so far links Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Turkey. Israel is not hooked up to this grid. Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaldoun Qteishat said during a meeting of electricity and energy ministers in the network members that the Palestinian accession will help the territories face challenges of providing safety and security to its power supply. He gave no timeframe. The official said that Jordan will continue to supply Jericho with its needs of electricity, under a separate Jordanian-Palestinian deal. That deal is not related to the grid hookup. staff contributed to this report.

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