09:27 - 07-16-2022
The Federal Ministry of Electricity revealed the details of joint energy interconnection projects with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, while confirming that the first phase includes linking 1,000 megawatts with Saudi Arabia.
The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Musa Al-Abadi, said, "Based on the efforts of the Ministry of Electricity to diversify energy sources and to ensure that it establishes electrical interconnection projects with neighboring countries, a joint linkage was taken with Turkey and with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and we discussed the issue in detail with the Gulf Interconnection Authority and with the Kingdom." Saudi Arabia".
He added, "After negotiations that lasted (two years) and after signing a memorandum of understanding, it took place today following the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi at the head of the government delegation to Saudi Arabia and the signing of the joint linkage agreement with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf," stressing that "the agreement was signed by the Minister of Electricity and Chairman of the Authority Gulf Interconnection and the Saudi Energy Minister.
He explained, "The agreement provides for the establishment of a joint connection between Iraq and Saudi Arabia and between Iraq and the Gulf," noting that "the paths of the lines have been determined, the connection points have been studied, and the mechanisms are also identified, and therefore a joint connection will be established, according to which energy transmission lines will be established."
He continued, "The first phase includes 1,000 megawatts, which will be with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," noting that "the electrical interconnection projects would achieve high stability for the electrical network, provide more than one source of energy, and prepare Iraq for entering an important member of the energy market, whether Gulf or Arab. Even regionally, and then, by virtue of its position, Iraq will be a country that passes and maintains energy security, and perhaps after the stability of the system and the achievement of full processing hours, it will return with economic benefits and that Iraq will obtain a great benefit as a result of its passage and passage of energy.
Al-Abadi pointed out that "the electrical interconnection projects proceeded strongly to diversify energy sources and not rely on a single source, which is gas," stressing that "the efforts today culminated in signing a strategic agreement with the Saudi side and with the Gulf Interconnection Authority, and it was with governmental care and through the government delegation headed by the Prime Minister and with the participation of the Prime Minister. Minister of Electricity".
Earlier, the Iraqi government signed a memorandum of understanding for the Gulf electrical connection with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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