Mekorot, Hydroelectrity, Environment

Israeli Water Company Mekorot to Build New Hydroelectric Plant in the South

The turbine powering the plant is expected to produce some 3.5 million kilowatt-hours a year, or enough to power a 500-family town for a whole year.

Hydroelectric plant. Illustration. (Photo: Mauro Bianchi/Shutterstock)

Israeli water company Mekorot is planning on building a hydroelectric plant in the south of the country, which will provide 3.5 million kilowatt-hours of power per year, cost a few million NIS, and be completed by 2025, according to Calcalist.

The power generated by the plant will be sent to the national electric grid.

Mekorot has three additional hydroelectric plants throughout the country: Maaleh Edumim, Kfar Yehoshua, and the National Water Carrier.

The effort to generate electricity from the natural force of falling water, despite Israel's relative lack of it, began in 2005 near Kfar Yehoshua.

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