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"Gerizim Line" Refitting and Upgrading Works Completed

Upgrading works for the "Gerizim Line", which transmits electricity from Israel to the Gaza Strip, have been completed. The works were performed through coordination with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, through the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration, in order to improve quality of electricity in the Strip.
Date: 30.01.13     Author: Cogat Website

The Israel Electric Corporation completed today (30.1) the splitting and upgrading of the main electricity line ("Gerizim Line"), which transmits electricity from Israel to the Gaza Strip. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, through the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration, recently coordinated the arrival of infrastructure teams at the Israel Electric Corporation in order to split the "Gerizim Line" into two separate lines, thus upgrading the capability of transmitting electricity from Israel to the Strip, as well as significantly reducing electricity failures in this line.


"Gerizim Line" recently suffered from numerous infrastructure malfunctions that harmed the ability to transmit electricity to the northern Gaza Strip and approximately 70,000 of the Strip's residents.  The works, mostly performed in proximity to the security fence around Gaza and that lasted about ten days, required security coordination with the Southern Command and Gaza Division in order to secure the teams that worked on upgrading the line.


Israel supplies 125 megawatts of electricity every day to the Gaza Strip, and "Gerizim Line" supplies 10% (12.5 megawatts) of the electricity out of the entire electricity supplied by Israel to the Gaza Strip.