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A Jordanian official revealed, today, Monday (September 25, 2023), the reason for the delay in launching the first phase of the electrical connection with Iraq, which reaches a capacity of 150 megawatts.
The Director General of the National Electricity Company, Engineer Amjad Al-Rawashdeh, told Jordanian media that the reason for the delay is “the process of completing procedures by both parties for the purposes of completing the agreement and bank credits.”
He pointed out that the final signing of the agreement and the issues related to opening bank credits remain to be completed, but commercial matters have been completely agreed upon between the two countries.
Al-Rawashda did not specify a date for the start of the first phase of the electrical connection. “Based on the point of the file, it may take a short period of time, or it may take up to a month.”
Last August, Jordanian Energy Minister Saleh Al-Kharabsheh said that his country was ready to begin implementing the project within days.
The electrical connection between the two countries was scheduled to enter into force last month, according to previous statements by the spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Musa, but that has not happened yet.
Last August 21, the mayor of Rutba District in Anbar, Imad Mishaal Al-Dulaimi, announced the completion of electrical interconnection work with Jordan, stressing that the Iraqi side is technically ready to receive the amount of electrical energy supplied from Jordan, after installing all 132 kilovolt stations and station 33 and wiring the entire line. To Al-Rutba secondary station.
In October 2022, Jordan and Iraq laid the foundation stone for the electrical interconnection project with Iraq, which aims in its first phase to provide the Iraqi side with an electrical capacity of up to 150 megawatts, raising it to 500 megawatts in the second phase, then to 900 megawatts during the third phase.