Iraqi electricity finds a new solution to the chronic energy crisis
The Ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Al-Abadi, told Shafaq News Agency, "The Ministry of Electricity is working within one year to add more than 5,000 megawatts, which will enter service in the national network during the coming summer."
Al-Abadi indicated that "the Ministry of Electricity has reached the final stages of signing a contract with the UAE company Masdar within the solar energy projects to produce 2,000 megawatts, and it will include three governorates of Nineveh, Anbar and Maysan," noting that "the first phase will be 1,000 megawatts."
He added that "the Ministry of Electricity is currently discussing with other companies to generate solar energy within a plan that will equip the national system with more than 7,500 megawatts as renewable energies."
Iraq has been suffering from a chronic electricity shortage crisis for decades as a result of the siege and successive wars, and the population has been protesting for many years against the frequent power cuts, especially in the summer, when temperatures sometimes reach 50 degrees Celsius.
Yesterday, Friday, the Central Bank of Iraq and the Ministry of Environment announced that the homes of residents in Iraq will "soon" leave the private generators and turn towards solar energy at lower costs and more sustainability.
This was mentioned by the Ministry of Environment in a statement in which it indicated the completion of the bank's initiative regarding granting loans for various activities, including residential, industrial and agricultural, in addition to citizens' homes for the purpose of purchasing solar energy systems.
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