Electricity: Activating the connection with Jordan at the beginning of next July
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Baghdad: Shatha al-Janabi
The Ministry of Electricity said: There are four contracts for the production of 7,500 megawatts, depending on solar energy, awaiting approval of the budget to start it, at a time when the electrical connection with Jordan enters into force at the beginning of next July.
The official spokesman for the ministry, Ahmed Musa al-Abadi, told Al-Sabah: The ministry has worked to find alternatives to Iranian gas in coordination with the Ministry of Oil by diversifying imports. The matter collided with the importance of the availability of technical requirements such as special berths for unloading it at the ports and platforms for liquefied gas and then transporting it through pipelines to the stations, so the project was postponed for three years to prepare the infrastructure.
He added that the ministry also worked on establishing solar energy stations, as it signed four contracts to produce 7,500 megawatts, and is awaiting the release of allocations in the budget. Al-Abadi added that the beginning of July will witness the entry into force of the electrical interconnection project with Jordan with a capacity of 50 megawatts through the Rutba district to Anbar Governorate, in addition to the agreement with the Saudi side on the connection contract between Arar and Yusufiyah and the conclusion of the consulting contract. He pointed out that the ministry demanded the payment of debts owed by the ministries amounting to 883 billion dinars, and other debts owed by citizens, indicating that there are large abuses and irregular consumption by converting residential homes into malls, hospitals, or schools, or they are divided and converted into apartments without informing the Electricity Directorate. Thus, it affected the feeders, increased loads, and increased power outages in residential homes now.
Edited by: Ali Mouafaq
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