Israel Electric Corporation: Pursuing Cleaner Energy
The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has faced some expensive electricity generation situations in the past, often caused by regional political issues. The electrical grid in Israel is well-established, though many portions of it are aging and now too small for some of the regions they serve. When local demand exceeds the transmission line's supply capacity, electricity must be generated locally. Most local generators run off diesel fuel and, because of the fuel's rising cost and the excise tax imposed on it, the IEC thought it best to investigate alternative solutions that would be both cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, the unstable geopolitical situation in the Middle East has provided Israel with motivation to become less tied to the region for its energy needs.The case is written from the IEC perspective, with some information included about its methanol supplier and technical partner, Dor Chemicals.