Janneh is a 100MW hydro power project. It is planned on Nahr Ibrahim river/basin in Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Announced Mount Lebanon, Lebanon Electricite du Liban


The project is being developed and currently owned by Electricite du Liban.

Janneh is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 38 million cubic meter. The project is expected to generate 219 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $100m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 units of pelton turbines.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2022.

About Electricite du Liban

Electricite du Liban (EDL) is a state-owned integrated energy utility. It conducts electricity generation, transmission and distribution. The company controls majority of the electricity infrastructure in Lebanon. EDL generates electricity from thermal and hydraulic power plants. It operates several thermal power plants, including Zouk, Jieh, Sour, Baalback, Zahrani, Deir-Ammar, and Al Hreesha. It procures electricity generated by Litani River Authority (LRA) and other hydroelectric power plants, Nahr Ibrahim and Al Bared. The company also imports electricity from Egypt and Syria. It also provides electricity to distribution concessions in Zahle, Jbeil, and Bhamdoun. Its operations are monitored by Ministry of Energy and Water (MOEW). EDL is headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon.


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