News and updates about IEC

Electricity CEO:

Will there be electricity in a future war? 'The answer is no'

Shaul Goldstein, CEO of Noga - Israel Independent System Operator, addressed the possibility of a shortage of electricity in the event of a future war: 'We will rely on Israeli ingenuity.'

Will there be electricity in a future war? 'The answer is no'

Father of two killed by antitank missile in northern Israel

The victim & his colleagues, electric company employees, were working on critical infrastructure & had coordinated in advance with the IDF.

Father of two killed by antitank missile in northern Israel

IEC Director:

'Electric grid in PA areas must be separated from Jewish supply'

Frequent outages in Judea & Samaria due to pirate connections in PA-controlled areas, says company.

'Electric grid in PA areas must be separated from Jewish supply'

Hundreds of families left without power over weekend

Some Jerusalem areas suffered lengthy power outages over Shabbat. Electric Corporation: 'Weather conditions caused supply disruptions.'

Hundreds of families left without power over weekend

The end of an era:

Electric Corporation no longer manages Israelis' electricity

Starting Monday, IEC removes itself from management of Israel's electricity, handing reigns over to Noga.

Electric Corporation no longer manages Israelis' electricity

'We won't restore electricity to Gaza until our sons come home'

IEC workers' committee demands return of Israeli citizens being held by Hamas.

'We won't restore electricity to Gaza until our sons come home'

Israel hits new record in electricity usage: 14,622 MW

Power consumption rises dramatically as temperatures in Jerusalem soar over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Israel hits new record in electricity usage: 14,622 MW

IEC will maintain power for indigent Holocaust survivors

The Israel Electric Corporation says it will not cut power for Holocaust survivors and users of lifesaving devices who cannot pay bills.

IEC will maintain power for indigent Holocaust survivors

Israeli electricity abetts enemies

IEC speaks on Gaza's power supply and what to do about the PA and Gaza's outstanding debt.

Israeli electricity abetts enemies

Israel, PA to sign deal resolving electricity debt

Israel and the PA expected to sign agreement resolving the PA’s enormous debts to the Israel Electric Corporation.

Israel, PA to sign deal resolving electricity debt

Dozens suffer heat stroke as temperatures top 46°C

Construction workers particularly prone, experts warn, as temperatures top 50°C (122°F) in cranes.

Dozens suffer heat stroke as temperatures top 46°C

PA to start paying its electric debt

Under pressure from power cuts, PA promises Israeli Electric Corporation to pay $5.2 million, and discuss total debt of $456 million.

PA to start paying its electric debt

Despite huge PA debt, Israel returns power to Jericho

PA still owes Israel $450 million for electricity, but Israel Electric Corporation returns power anyway.

Despite huge PA debt, Israel returns power to Jericho

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.

State of emergency declared in Jerusalem

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.

Second Friday storm in a row hits Israel

Electric Corp. ready for approaching snowstorm in Jerusalem

Jerusalem director of IEC tells Arutz Sheva preparations for first snowstorm are in full swing with 'massive reinforcement.'

Electric Corp. ready for approaching snowstorm in Jerusalem

Egypt to pay $1.76B to Israel over electricity losses

International Chamber of Commerce rules in Israel's favor after IEC sues Egypt for failure to deliver natural gas in 2011, 2012.

Egypt to pay $1.76B to Israel over electricity losses

Israeli town turns into a 'river' as 15,000 homes lose power

Following rain on Wednesday, power lines in central Israel was hurt and tens of thousands are without electricity.

Israeli town turns into a 'river' as 15,000 homes lose power

Power is back everywhere, says Electric Company

A full three days after flash storm, IEC says all but a few customers have been reconnected.

Power is back everywhere, says Electric Company

Two days after storm, 8,000 still without power

Finger-pointing resumes as Sharon area residents ready for a third day without electricity.

Two days after storm, 8,000 still without power

IEC workers agree to fix outages but 60,000 still suffering

Employees and management reach agreement after organized slowdown affects tens of thousands who lost power in storm.

IEC workers agree to fix outages but 60,000 still suffering

Israel Braces for First Rains

Rains and local thunderstorms expected throughout Israel, amid fears of water contamination and electrical malfunctions.

Israel Braces for First Rains

Bad Timing: Blackouts Throughout Israel

Power plant malfunction causing nationwide power failures; IEC scrambling to fix problem amid heat wave.

Bad Timing: Blackouts Throughout Israel

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

Just 800 MW left in reserves as Israelis battle 100F temperatures.

Israel Reaches New Electricity Record

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.

Israel Transfers Frozen PA Tax Funds

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Bill 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.

PA Folds to Pressure, Calls for Electric Bill Payments

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

300 million shekels of PA tax money to be transferred to IEC after blackout policy over debts.

IEC, PA Settle on Electricity Debt

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.

Ya'alon Opposes IEC Cuts to PA Electricity

State Department 'Concerned' Over Cutting of Electricity in PA

State Department spokeswoman expresses concern over the IEC temporarily cutting off power in the PA because of its huge debt.

State Department 'Concerned' Over Cutting of Electricity in PA

IEC Returns Power After Cutting 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.

IEC Returns Power After Cutting Off Electricity to the PA

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.

IEC Cuts off Power to PA

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.

IEC Finally to Shut Off Power to PA Over Debt

How to Safely Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

IEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.

How to Safely Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

Massive Electrical Outages Caused by State Bribery?

Investigation recordings expose state-run IEC officials took $20 million bribe to push faulty system that crashed project to stop outages.

Massive Electrical Outages Caused by State Bribery?

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.

17,000 Homes Left Without Electricity in Snowstorm

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.

MKs: Use PA Terror Salary Money to Pay IEC Debt

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.

MK Calls for End to PA Boycott of Israeli Products

Arab Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

Dolev-Talmon Bloc suffers power outages; footage of deliberate attack posted to social media.

Arab Terrorists Cut Power Lines to Binyamin Communities

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.

Israel Electric Corp to Sue Palestinian Authority

Israel 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.

Israel Electric Company Would 'Cut Off PA Tomorrow'

Israeli Electric Company Warns PA: Pay Up or be Cut Off the Grid

The Israel Electric Company on Sunday issued a final warning to the Palestinian Authority over one billion dollar debt.

Israeli Electric Company Warns PA: Pay Up or be Cut Off the Grid

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.

PA: Israel Not Cutting Electricity, Giving More

Electric Company 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.

Electric Company Head: I'd Cut Off the Power to Gaza

IEC Head: We Intend to Collect PA's Electricity Debt

Israel Electric Company chairman Yiftach Ron-Tal said Monday that the Palestinian Authority owes the IEC NIS 1.2 billion ($375 million).

IEC Head: We Intend to Collect PA's Electricity Debt

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.

IEC Head: Storm Cost Us a Billion Shekels

Air Force Parachutes Generators into Samaria Communities

Residents of several Samaria communities finally have power – after the Israel Air Force parachuted generators into their towns

Air Force Parachutes Generators into Samaria Communities

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.

Report: 200 IEC Workers Take 'Storm Break'

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.

18,000 Homes in Israel Still Without Power

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity - From Israel

Following siege from Egypt, Gaza officials ask Israeli Electric Company to increase power supply from Israel.

Hamas Looking to Buy More Electricity - From Israel

Ashkelon: Schools Exposed to High Radiation Evacuated

Ashkelon mayor evacuates certain classrooms exposed to high radiation, citing student health; students relocated to community center.

Ashkelon: Schools Exposed to High Radiation Evacuated

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 year

IEC to Go 'Shomer Shabbos,' Sabbath Observant

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.

Electric Company Suggests: Cut Off Power to PA

Exclusive Photos: This is How 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.

Exclusive Photos: This is How IEC Powers Up Gaza Terrorists

Report: Bomb Found in Israel Electric Co. Installation

Police sappers were sent to dismantle a bomb discovered in an Israel Electric Company installation in Beitar Illit late Monday.

Report: Bomb Found in Israel Electric Co. Installation

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 winds

Wild Sukkot Weather Leaves Thousands in the Dark

Landau: PA Should Pay its 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.

Landau: PA Should Pay its Electricity Debts or Else

Israel Electric Company 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.

Israel Electric Company to Pull Plug on Free Power for Workers

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.

Traffic Reopened in Both Directions at Ayalon

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.

IEC Shuts Down Finance Ministry

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.

Israel Considers Power Shortage for Summer