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Mubasher: The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee in Iraq, today, Wednesday, identified the reasons for the continued decline in the supply of electric power and its continuous interruptions, warning of a supply crisis during the coming summer.
A member of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee, Bahaa Al-Din Al-Nouri, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The failure to supply electric power for enough hours and its interruptions is due to the deficiency in the maintenance operations of the stations as they are not continuing periodically and regularly and not following up the performance in the electricity directorates in the governorates.
A member of the committee stated that "the Ministry of Electricity is unable to provide financial allocations for maintenance and maintenance, as well as developing networks, and this is a fundamental defect, not the defect in household consumption."
Al-Nouri added that the other reason is the failure to develop the stations that have stopped and their production units have not been re-entered into service, such as the Basmajah station, which has been stalled since 2014, which was producing 1500 megawatts and a number of other investment stations, and this is a fundamental defect that is added to the rest of the reasons.
He pointed to the concern of the summer that the hours of cutting off electricity will increase if the current problems persist, especially the absence of maintenance, and the ministry does not take appropriate rapid measures.
With regard to the issue of taxation and the extent of his ability to rationalize consumption, Al-Nouri said, "The collection continues and the ministry works and collects the sums from the consumer and there are readers of standards and there are money for collection, but not everyone pays for what he owes, and therefore there are poor families who cannot, and this is not the reason for reducing the hours of electricity supply." .
A member of the committee emphasized that "the main diagnosis behind the lack of processing hours is the presence of corruption and mismanagement within the Ministry of Electricity. We are in the fourth month and the interruptions are continuing, so how in the sixth and seventh months, expressing his fear of a crisis in the summer."
He called on citizens not to consume more electricity than they need, considering that "reducing consumption is a civilized thing, and it helps the ministry to increase processing hours."
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