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State of emergency declared in Jerusalem

Electric corporation kicks it into high gear as snow starts moving in ahead of overnight buildup; electricity usage breaks record.Ari Yashar, 1/25/2016, 7:31 PM

Second Friday storm in a row hits Israel

A week after heavy snow and rain, snow again closes Mt. Hermon, as Israelis awaken to howling winds.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2016, 7:43 AM

Electric Corp. ready for the storm in Jerusalem

Jerusalem director of IEC tells Arutz Sheva preparations for first snowstorm are in full swing with 'massive reinforcement.'Hezki Baruch, 12/31/2015, 3:43 PM

Egypt to pay $1.76B to Israel over electricity

International Chamber of Commerce rules in Israel's favor after IEC sues Egypt for failure to deliver natural gas in 2011, 2012.Tova Dvorin, 12/6/2015, 4:44 PM

Again: 15,000 homes lose power

Following rain on Wednesday, power lines in central Israel was hurt and tens of thousands are without electricity.Orli Harari, 10/28/2015, 1:15 PM

Power is back everywhere, says Electric Company

A full three days after flash storm, IEC says all but a few customers have been reconnected.Gil Ronen, 10/28/2015, 9:15 AM

Two days after storm, 8,000 still without power

Finger-pointing resumes as Sharon area residents ready for a third day without electricity.Tova Dvorin, 10/27/2015, 9:16 AM

IEC workers agree to fix storm outages

Employees and management reach agreement after organized slowdown affects tens of thousands who lost power in storm.Gil Ronen, 10/26/2015, 8:22 AM

Israel Braces for First Rains

Rains and local thunderstorms expected throughout Israel, amid fears of water contamination and electrical malfunctions.Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 9/21/2015, 9:35 AM

Blackouts Throughout Israel

Power plant malfunction causing nationwide power failures; IEC scrambling to fix problem amid heat wave.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/16/2015, 2:54 PM

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

Just 800 MW left in reserves as Israelis battle 100F temperatures.Tova Dvorin, 8/3/2015, 5:39 PM

Israel Transfers Frozen PA Tax Funds

$460K transferred to PA despite its successful bid to the ICC; Ramallah claims to be using the money to pay gov't workers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2015, 10:59 PM

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Payments

After the IEC twice cut off power late last month PA seems to have gotten message, demanding residents pay up to work off massive debt.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 4:50 PM

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

300 million shekels of PA tax money to be transferred to IEC after blackout policy over debts.Avi Haim and Tova Dvorin, 2/27/2015, 1:15 AM

Ya'alon Opposes IEC Cuts to PA Electricity

Billions of shekels in debt not enough to facilitate rolling blackouts in the PA, Defense Minister implies. PMO distances itself as well.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2015, 6:13 PM

State Dept. ;Concerned' Over PA Electricity

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.Ben Ariel, 2/24/2015, 4:46 AM

IEC Cuts Off Electricity to the PA

PA still owes almost 2 billion shekels (around $500 million), and now IEC has followed through by limiting power supply until it pays up.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 4:21 PM

IEC Cuts off Power to PA

Due to growing $459 million debt, IEC official announces electric supply to Judea-Samaria cut one hour morning and night until PA pays up.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2015, 8:25 PM

IEC Finally to Shut Off Power to PA Over Debt

The Israel Electric Company said Wednesday that it would shut off power to some communities in the Palestinian Authority this week.Moshe Cohen , 1/29/2015, 4:42 AM

How to Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

IEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 12:13 PM

Massive Electrical Outages Due to State Bribery?

Investigation recordings expose state-run IEC officials took $20 million bribe to push faulty system that crashed project to stop outages.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 11:10 AM

17,000 Homes Left Without Electricity in Snowstorm

Aside from closing Jerusalem, Tzfat and Golan, storm has left thousands without power nation-wide, major damage in Netanya.Ari Yashar, 1/7/2015, 1:12 PM

MKs: Use PA Terror Salary Money to Pay IEC Debt

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee will discuss a proposal to pay off the PA's $700 million electricity debt to Israel.Yaakov Levi, 11/30/2014, 10:51 PM

MK Calls for End to PA Boycott of Israeli Products

PA boycott encourages global BDS movement while it still owes Israel millions in electricity bills, MK Nissan Slomiansky warns.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 8/19/2014, 2:03 PM

Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

Dolev-Talmon Bloc suffers power outages; footage of deliberate attack posted to social media.Ornit Atzar, 7/19/2014, 11:11 PM

Israel Electric Corp to Sue Palestinian Authority

PA refuses to pay electricity bill for Judea, Samaria and Gaza; after multiple attempts at negotiations, Israel to take them to court.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2014, 3:11 PM

Electric Company Would 'Cut Off PA Tomorrow'

IEC Director Yiftah Ron-Tal discusses damage of 'Arab Spring' to Israeli electricity, 'revolution' of Tamar natural gas fields.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/22/2014, 10:01 PM

IEC to PA: We Want the Billion Dollars You Owe Us

The Israel Electric Company on Sunday issued a final warning to the Palestinian Authority over one billion dollar debt.David Lev, 3/2/2014, 7:17 PM

PA: Israel Not Cutting Electricity, Giving More

PA official says talk of massive electricity debt not a threat, claims PA offered country status and reduced rates by Electric Corporation.Ari Yashar, 2/26/2014, 12:18 PM

IEC Head: I'd Cut Off the Power to Gaza

IEC director Yiftah Ron-Tal calls on the state of Israel to help his company collect the PA's electrical debt.Elad Benari, 2/26/2014, 5:12 AM

IEC Head: We Intend to Collect PA Electricity Debt

Israel Electric Company chairman Yiftach Ron-Tal said Monday that the Palestinian Authority owes the IEC NIS 1.2 billion ($375 million).David Lev, 2/3/2014, 4:42 PM

IEC Head: Storm Cost Us a Billion Shekels

According to IEC chairman Eli Glickman, the damage to Israel's electrical system during the recent winter storm was one billion shekels.David Lev, 12/22/2013, 9:58 PM

IDF Parachutes Generators into Samaria Communities

Residents of several Samaria communities finally have power – after the Israel Air Force parachuted generators into their townsDavid Lev, 12/16/2013, 10:11 PM

Report: 200 IEC Workers Take 'Storm Break'

Dedicated staff of the Israeli Electric Company have been working night and day for three days to restore power – most of them, that is.David Lev, 12/16/2013, 12:15 AM

18,000 Homes in Israel Still Without Power

IEC says 18,000 households remain without power as of Saturday night, including 9,000 customers in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/15/2013, 1:23 AM

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity From Israel

Following siege from Egypt, Gaza officials ask Israeli Electric Company to increase power supply from Israel.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2013, 11:59 AM

Ashkelon: Schools Evacuated Due to High Radiation

Ashkelon mayor evacuates certain classrooms exposed to high radiation, citing student health; students relocated to community center.Tova Dvorin, 11/19/2013, 12:27 PM

IEC to Go 'Shomer Shabbos,' Sabbath Observant

The Electric Company has long declared that it wanted to avoid workers having to work on Shabbat. That may happen within a yearDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 8:16 PM

Electric Company Suggests: Cut Off Power to PA

The Israel Electric Corporation has put together a list of sanctions to impose on the PA, which owes it 820 million shekels.Elad Benari, 6/21/2013, 3:15 AM

Photos: IEC Powers Up Gaza Terrorists

Photographs show Israel Electric Company worker hiding behind a large metal wall hoisted by a crane as he fixes Gaza power cable.Gil Ronen, 11/13/2012, 12:18 PM

Report: Bomb Found in Israel Electric Co. Site

Police sappers were sent to dismantle a bomb discovered in an Israel Electric Company installation in Beitar Illit late Monday.Chana Ya'ar, 10/15/2012, 6:19 PM

Wild Sukkot Weather Leaves Thousands in the Dark

Thousands of people were left without power for hours during the first day of the Sukkot holiday, due to high windsDavid Lev, 10/1/2012, 7:22 PM

Landau: PA Should Pay Electricity Debts or Else

Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau writes Netanyahu, demands his intervention in regards to a huge PA electricity debt to Israel.Elad Benari, 9/4/2012, 3:12 AM

IEC to Pull Plug on Free Power for Workers

IEC Chairman Yiftach Ron-Tal told a Knesset committee Wednesday the firm is willing to end a decades-old perk to workers: free electricity. Chana Ya'ar, 8/29/2012, 5:10 PM

Traffic Reopened in Both Directions at Ayalon

Drilling machine hits high power line, emergency fix required blocking of traffic in Tel Aviv's busiest highway, railway.Gil Ronen, 8/23/2012, 4:21 PM

IEC Shuts Down Finance Ministry

Israel's power company says rolling blackouts are on the way in order to stabilize the grid as capacity limits are reached; Treasury dark.Gabe Kahn, 7/19/2012, 3:44 AM

Israel Considers Power Shortage for Summer

Israel is considering how to deal with possible power shortages this summer after Egypt reneged on its contract to supply natural gas. Chana Ya'ar, 5/10/2012, 11:53 AM

Israel, Cyprus Sign Deal for Electricity Cable

Israel and Cyprus sign an accord to lay an underwater electricity cable between the two countries.Elad Benari, 3/5/2012, 6:15 AM

Egypt Fumes Over Israel's Energy Plans

Israel has beaten Egypt to the punch in its bid to connect to the European electrical grid, leaving pundits in Cairo gnashing their teeth.Gabe Kahn., 2/2/2012, 7:15 PM

Underwater Electricity Cable to Reach Cyprus

Minister of Energy gives IEC go-ahead for Israel-Cyprus cable.Gil Ronen, 1/29/2012, 9:08 PM

Israel to 'Go Dark' Next April?

A tough stance by a Knesset member could end up evoking a showdown with the powerful Israel Electric Company.David Lev, 12/27/2011, 2:34 PM

IEC to Buy Gas from Tamar Field

The Israel Electric Company has just signed an $8 billion deal to buy natural gas from the Tamar gas field off the coast of Haifa.Chana Ya'ar, 12/18/2011, 3:01 PM

Backlash Against 'Kosher Electricity' Bill

A groundswell of opposition is developing against the "Kosher Electricity" bill now before the Knesset.Chana Ya'ar, 12/18/2011, 1:03 PM

Ministry: Get Ready for 'Kosher Electricity'

The Infrastructures Ministry, in cooperation with the Israel Electric Company, is seeking to introduce 'kosher electricity' to Israel.David Lev, 12/16/2011, 12:10 AM

Electricity Rates to Jump 20%

IEC officials have asked Israel's government for an immediate solution to the stoppage of gas from Egypt; a 20% rate hike to hit consumers.Gabe Kahn., 7/12/2011, 7:36 PM

Jellyfish Attack Electric Plant

Jellyfish have attacked a power plant in Ashkelon, just days after workers in Hadera warned their own plant was facing a similar invasion.Chana Ya'ar, 7/12/2011, 12:12 AM

Jellyfish Threaten Israeli Power

Jellyfish have become the latest threat to Israeli energy consumption as the creatures begin to clog the power station at Hadera. Chana Ya'ar, 7/6/2011, 5:44 PM