The Palestinian Electricity Sector Regulatory Council

11-09-2020
The Palestinian Electricity Sector Regulatory Council
The Palestinian Electricity Sector Regulatory Council

The article provides an overview of the electricity market in Palestine and of the role of the regulator in strengthening competition, and preventing the forging of monopolies by working as a key player to stimulate investment in renewable energy.

An insight is also provided on policies currently in place to increase investments, which include special tariffs, net metering and the construction of energy substations through direct offers or competitive bids, while highlighting the main challenges related to the implementation of these policies.

The article, written by Hamdi Refat S. Tahboub, CEO of the Palestinian Electricity Regulatory Council (PERC) and co-chair of MEDREG Electricity Working Group, was published in "This Week in Palestine", Issue n°269, September 2020.