Electricity delivers sites for the construction of solar power plants
The first 11/28/2023
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Baghdad: Muhannad Abdul Wahab
The Ministry of Electricity began handing over the land sites to the companies contracting with it to establish solar energy stations, with two sites in Babil Governorate and one in Karbala Governorate, noting that the companies are Al-Bilal Company, Total of France, and Power China of China, with a total production of 1,750 megawatts.
Ministry spokesman Ahmed Moussa said: “Al-Bilal Company received two sites in Alexandria, Babylon, and the other in Karbala, as well as the French company Total to build a solar energy station with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts, as well as Power China Company with a capacity of 750 megawatts,” noting that “the Ministry is negotiating with... Masdar Company and Aqua Power Saudi Arabia.
Moussa continued while speaking to “Al-Sabah” that “there is an understanding with the Baghdad Municipality and the Investment Authority to generate energy through waste recycling after selecting two sites in Al-Nahrawan and Abu Ghraib, with 551 government buildings converted to electricity consumption through energy systems.”
Economist Saleh Al-Hamashi believes that “Iraq has a distinct geographical location in terms of climatic factors and terrain that help it use clean, renewable energy instead of fossil fuels, but so far there are no clear plans to invest in this energy.”
Al-Hamashi added in an interview with “Al-Sabah” that “the issue of solar or renewable energy was raised because Iraq has an average daylight hours of 15 hours and can generate energy during the day, since it is a long time that may extend to 16 hours in the summer,” indicating that “this energy "It can meet the country's energy needs with the possibility of export."
According to the economist, Iraq may be on its way to exporting energy “if it is able to build stations on the desert strip that extends to the west of the Euphrates River in the south of the country to its center and from north of Basra to south and central Anbar, which are uninhabited desert areas and can be exploited to generate renewable energy or Solar".
Edited by: Ali Abdel Khaleq
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