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Volume of electric power produced in 2021 drops from previous year

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun approved an exceptional loan of up to 300 billion Lebanese pounds ($200 million) on Monday for the state electricity company to import fuel for generation before suppli
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AMMAN — The volume of electric power exported by the Kingdom during the past year has decreased by 9 percent compared to the same period in 2020.
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According to recent data from the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), the volume of electric energy produced until the end of December 2021 reached 172.9 gigawatt hours (GWh), compared to 190.1GWh during the same period of the previous year.

Of the energy exported, the total that was exported to the Jerusalem Electricity Company in Palestine amounted to 166.8GWh, compared to 183.9GWh during 2020, a decrease of 9.3 percent.

The volume of energy exported to the Iraqi border complex at Traibeel also decreased by 1.6GWh until the end of December 2021 to 6.1GWh from 6.2GWh during the same period of the previous year.

On Wednesday, Jordan is set to sign an agreement to export electric power to Lebanon through the Syrian electric network, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Under the agreement, Lebanon will receive about 150 megawatts (MW) of electricity from midnight to 6am, and 250MW during the rest of the day.

Jordan also agreed with Egypt last month to raise the electric capacity between the two countries from 500MW, at present, to 1,000MW, to enable the two states to exchange energy with the countries of the region. This comes at a time when NEPCO registered an increase in last year’s sales by 2.2 percent over their output during the same period of the previous year, according to the same figures.

According to these figures, the total sales until the end of December 2021 amounted to 19,280GWh, compared to 18,863GWh during the same period of the previous year.

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