Iran and six world powers, namely Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in July 2015, which put Tehran on the path of sanctions relief, with more strict limits and monitoring on its nuclear program. Electricity generation dropped by more than half from 2010 to 2014, according to the latest figures available from the OECD's International Energy Agency monitoring group.
Tuesday's agreement involves restoring the main control centre of Syria's electricity grid in the capital, Damascus, SANA said.
The contract was awarded to Iranian firm Mabna and is valued at around $155 million, Syria's Electricity Minister Zuhair Kharboutli said.
Other deals stipulate the rehabilitation of power stations in Aleppo, Homs and Banias.
Iran has been an indispensable ally to President Bashar Assad, organizing militias from Lebanon to Afghanistan to fight for alongside his forces and sending its own Revolutionary Guards Corps to Syria to manage battles.
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He said, 'We want the region to be stable and ask every country to behave proportionately to their territorial size, away from expansionism and greed'.
"We will bring light to houses of the Syrian people", Sattar Mahmoudi, Iran's acting energy minister, said in a statement on the ministry's website.
Iran has already assured Syria to expand its cooperation to construct water and sewerage facilities in the Arab country.
Syrian troops retook eastern Aleppo at the end of last year with the help of Russian air raids and Iran-backed militias after years of heavy fighting. "Russian Federation has also shown good support for Iran with regard to the nuclear deal".
In January, Iran's government and entities close to the IRGC signed major telecommunications and mining deals with Damascus.