Shechem Gets New Power Line

Israeli Electric Company completes new power line in Shechem. The new infrastructure will serve both Arab and Jewish populations.

Elad Benari ,

Power line
Power line
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The Israel Electric Company (IEC) has completed a project to build a new power line in Shechem.

The new power line runs from the Tapuach junction to the Huwara checkpoint. The project was carried out in cooperation between the Shechem Municipality and the District Coordination Office of the Civil Administration Shechem. The new power line was required due to a heavy burden on the old line that served the region.

The District Coordinator’s Office announced that construction of this line increased the power supply by 20 MVA to the city of Shechem and the surrounding Jewish communities. The project is an early stage of a larger project which will further development the power grid.

The residents of the Jewish communities have long complained about constant power outages and power supply problems which also affect electrical appliances. Two weeks ago, IEC Director Yiftah Ron-Tal toured the region with the head of the Samaria Regional Council, Gershon Mesika.

Mesika asked Ron-Tal to find ways to solve the problems with the electricity infrastructure in all of Samaria.