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Establishment's mission and goals

Tasks of public Establishment for transmission and Distribution of electricity:

  1. Electricity Transmission activity:

1- Practicing everything related to the activity of public Establishment for transmission of electricity in Syrian Arab Republic.

-2- Managing all services in the field of transmission electricity and may take the necessary measurements in this regard, taking into account transparency and non-discrimination, and that these measurements be carried out in accordance with the commercial bases declared to all parties in the electricity sector.

3-Proposal to develop the general plan for the electrical system and operational time programs for electricity generation and transmission projects

4-Monitoring and following up the demand balance and available generation for electricity and forecasting future electrical loads and capacities required to meet the demand in near, medium and long term and taking measurements that ensure the stability of the network and documented it and making the necessary proposals to meet the future demand.

5-Regulating the sale, purchase and exchange of electricity on connecting networks.

B - Electricity distribution activity

1- Practicing everything related to the electricity distribution activity in Syrian Arab Republic.

2- Studying,constructing,implementing andoperating medium and low voltage lines and transfer centers mentioned in the investment and discretionary plans by it or through its subsidiaries, including providing subscribers.

3- Concluding agreements related to new distribution projects that will be implemented by investors or management projects or operating any of the existing distribution activities by the Establishment directly or by the companies concerned in accordance with the provisions of the law.

The Establishment shall, in cooperation with the concerned authorities, carry out the following tasks:

  A. At the supervisory level:

1. Creating  the strategic plan for electricity companies, supervising their work, monitor their performance, approving  the executive plans prepared by it and following up their implementation.

2.Preparing studies and research in  developing its activities.

3.Preparing information and statistics to the parties of the electricity sector without discrimination.

4. Disseminating the necessary information about its activities to other parties in the sector.

5. Preparing annual report on the reality of electric supplying that includes production and consumption for different purposes, current and future needs and how to secure them.

6.Following -up the readiness of small generation sets directly or through their subsidiaries, including micro-hydro-obstetric sets.

7.Maintaining through the electricity companies the readiness of the reserved generation sets belonging to the public sector and vital private sector facilities and submitting periodic reports on them to the ministry.

B- At the executive level:

1- Preparing expanding studies for transmission networks to meet the demand for electricity.

2- Constructing, implementing, operating and maintenance of transmission networks of high voltage lines and transfer stations.

3- Implementing , operating and maintenance of national coordination center and sub-coordination centers.

4- Carrying out works and activities of electricity transmission and distribution and complementary activities.

5- Implementation of the electrical interconnection projects approved by the ministry and exchange of electricity with other countries in accordance with the provisions of the electrical interconnection in accordance by law 19 of 1993 and the agreements concluded in this regard.

6-Setting up rules for the transmission network and its amendments in coordination with all parties of the sector which would be effective after approval and circulation by a decision of the Minister, provided that these rules include in particular the following:

      A.) Technical requirements and limitations that apply to entities wishing to connect to the transmission network in accordance with the provisions of the law, and this includes, for example, specifications for measuring and counting devices, and requirements of electrical protection systems.

   B) Emphasizing on the technical conditions that applied to the licensees who wish to connect to the transmission network in accordance with the provisions of the law, ensuring that there is no discrimination between the licensees and the main subscribers.

    C) The rules that help to raise efficiency and readiness, develop transmission network economically.

   D ) Instructions for operating the electrical network.

   E) Necessary information and data required for the operation and planning of the electrical grid.

  F) Criteria for evaluating the operation and performance of the electrical grid.

7-Take all necessary procedures to meet the demand for electrical power and electrical capacity in order to achieve safe and stable operation of the electric grid in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner in terms of:

       A) Scheduling various operation generation information and coordinating stopping programs to each of them.

    B)Scheduling the operation of transmission lines, and managing the optimal loading for them, to avoid bottlenecks.

  C) Scheduling the exchange with neighboring countries' networks.

8- Regulating the procedures for buying and selling electricity in accordance with the provisions of the law.

9- Carry out sale and purchase of electricity between parties of the sector on transmission network.

10- Transferring electricity produced by the licensees or the authorized ones through the transmission network in return for fees approved by a decision of the Minister.

11- Purchase electricity produced from generating stations belonging to public entities, and from licensees, maintain confidentiality of generating and surplus production authorized to generate, and sell or export them to the governorates electricity companies and the main subscribers.

12-Allow the authorized persons to be connected to the transform network in exchange for fees proposed by the establishment and approved by the Ministry.

13- Preparing an annual report on taken measurements to ensure that there is no discrimination between the licensees, keep their obtained business information confidential while doing its work and mechanism to monitoring it.

14- Establish and operate electrical and mechanical fittings laboratories, repair workshops and other fittings.

15- The Establishment has to provide the needs of its subsidiaries from basic and common electrical materials and equipment produced locally or imported.

16- The relevant establishment or electricity company is obliged (as the case) to connect the generation stations  or systems of electricity from renewable energies to its network depending on the capacity of the plant, or the generation system, provided that the licensee implement the requirements of the connection in accordance with the law.

 17- Developing  counting, billing and collection systems ,taking the necessary measurements  to reduce electricity losses. improving energy efficiency at the level of transmission and distribution activities.

18- The ministry's participation in the preparation of integrated planning studies for resources .

19- Propose the conditions to be met in the main participant and be adopted by Minister decision.

20- Constructing and operating of concrete column factories, and others.