Iraq: We will get 500 megawatts next summer from the Gulf connection
And the ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Moussa, said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, "88% of the connection commitments have been ended by Iraq, whether they are lines, loading stations, or connection procedures," noting that "what remains is to settle the tariff and build a 300-km line connecting the station. FAO in Iraq and Al-Zour station inside Kuwait.
Moussa expected "the completion of the project within its first phase, which requires the transfer of 500 megawatts, in the summer of 2022."
The spokesman pointed out that "connecting with neighboring countries will give reliability and flexibility to the electrical network, given the diversification of energy sources and the achievement of maneuvering of the electricity network."
On the other hand, its spokesman confirmed that "the ministry was able, during the past three months, to provide citizens with energy for the whole of Iraq almost completely, except for some emergencies and technical accidents that occur from time to time," noting that "dealing with machines sometimes produces a type of problem quickly." What is treated by the angels."
Iraq is holding talks with Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to import electricity from them by linking its network to the Gulf system, after it had depended on Iran alone during the past years by importing 1,200 megawatts of energy.
Iraq also intends to import electricity from Jordan and Turkey, in an effort from Baghdad to fill the shortage until building power stations that are able to meet local consumption.
Iraq has been suffering from a chronic electricity shortage crisis for decades, as a result of the siege and successive wars; For many years, residents have protested against frequent power cuts, especially in the summer, when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Celsius.
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