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Today, Monday, the Ministry of Electricity announced major projects to improve the reality of electric power, indicating that it had monitored a five-year plan in this regard, while noting that its energy production amounted to 21,145 megawatts .
The spokesman for the ministry, Ahmed Moussa, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Ministry of Electricity seeks to maintain the achieved production, which is 21,145 megawatts, which is an unprecedented number that the system has not reached previously," noting that "there are plans to break the bottlenecks of power transmission lines, and to establish New power transmission lines.
Moussa added, "Some power transmission lines have reached 70% completion, in addition to strengthening the distribution networks, changing the capacities of transformers, and treating all defective transformers in the network."
He pointed out that "there are great efforts by the ministry that culminated in the success of parts of the electrical connection projects, and there are other efforts to refer solar energy projects," explaining that "the ministry is determined to assign 7500 megawatts to renewable and solar energy projects."
The spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity explained that "there is a great reluctance to release budget allocations, as the ministry has not received any financial allocations from the approved budget for 2021."
And he continued, "The ministry worked with great challenges despite sabotage and despite terrorism, which lost it nearly 6,000 megawatts in the areas that were occupied by the terrorist Daesh, which estimates financial losses, according to the Office of Financial Supervision, 12 billion dollars, if it were present, the hours of supplying electricity would have reached 22 hours. the generality of Iraq, pointing out that " the ministry allocated a five - year plan is divided into short, medium and long ranges, almost 5 years " . "
And he indicated that "the national grid will be added from 6,000 to 7,000 megawatts next year, to strengthen the energy situation and improve the hours of electricity supply," noting that "there is a relative and noticeable improvement that the citizen has seen in the hours of electricity supply."