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    Rationing is suffocating Iraq: The electricity crisis is renewed as the temperature rises

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    Post by Rocky Wed 19 Jun 2024, 4:20 am

    Rationing is suffocating Iraq: The electricity crisis is renewed as the temperature rises

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     Baghdad today - follow-up
    Rationing has increased significantly in Baghdad and the rest of the Iraqi governorates with the rise in temperatures during the summer season. Despite the Baghdad government's announcement to address the electricity problem through electrical interconnection with Jordan and the Gulf countries, the energy problem has become difficult and has not been addressed, especially with the temperature rising during the summer to 50 degrees Celsius.
     Despite repeated government promises to improve electrical services, the reality reflects the continuation of problems and challenges that have prevented the provision of stable energy to the population for decades. This comes after Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani announced the opening and operation of 200 electrical stations throughout Iraq’s regions and cities.
    Iraq's electricity production last year reached 24,000 megawatts, while it currently stands at 25,000 megawatts. Although the current production is greater than last year's production, the supply is much worse, and specialists attribute the reason for this to the annual increase in the average annual consumption volume. Government Plans The spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Musa, said that his ministry is aware of the magnitude of the problem facing the electricity sector today in various Iraqi regions, and there are solutions that the ministry resorted to urgently, but these solutions do not fully address the problem.
     Musa explained, during a press interview, that the Iraqi government has drawn up a road map to address the lack of energy production and the problems of transportation and distribution, and to shift to terrestrial production and distribution, which is considered one of the safe means of transmitting energy, in light of the significant rise in temperatures. He added that the infrastructure and transmission and distribution networks in Iraq are old, and this has caused the return of the electricity crisis and an increase in rationing hours, and that the Ministry of Electricity is working to maintain supply hours in the best possible way.
     Moussa pointed out that the Ministry of Electricity does not promise to address the crisis radically, because that would take a long time, especially since the deficit amounts to more than 14 thousand megawatts, in addition to the need for new conversion stations and distribution networks, in light of the increasing demand for electrical energy.
     He stressed that the main problem causing the deterioration of the electricity sector in Iraq is the poor transmission and distribution networks, because a large part of them is old and cannot withstand high temperatures, and another part suffers from overloads and excessive loads that exceed its capacity, in addition to the violations occurring in the transmission and distribution networks.
     The rationing crisis worsens
    In the same context, the Electricity and Energy Committee in the Iraqi Parliament warned of the worsening electricity crisis during the next two months. Due to poor preparations by the Ministry of Electricity’s cadres, contrary to the promises made by the Ministry for the current summer season, indicating that the committee identified the real reasons behind the low rate of processing hours in various Iraqi regions.
     Committee member, Suhaila Al-Sultani, said in a press interview that the preparations promised by the Ministry of Electricity for the current summer season were not accurate, as the same problems that occurred in the previous year and the years before that were repeated. It indicated that the committee identified the real reasons behind the failure to achieve processing hours through production, transportation and distribution operations, especially the issue of not providing sufficient nutrients that bear the great pressure on electrical energy.
     Al-Sultani warned of the worsening of the crisis during the next two months, as the region is witnessing a high rise in temperatures annually, stressing that the Electricity and Energy Committee is keeping pace with its monitoring and follow-up with the ministry’s cadres, despite it enjoying the legislative recess, to overcome the difficulties and confront the high temperatures facing the governorates of Iraq during the next two months.
     Preparation hours
    Citizen Muhammad Fares, from Baghdad, says that the hours of supplying national electrical power do not exceed two continuous hours, and that there is duplication in dealing with the supply of electricity between one region and another, as the areas inhabited by officials and party offices are witnessing continued supply of electricity, while other popular areas are suffering from poor Preparation.
     Fares pointed out, in a press interview, that the reality of electricity in Iraq has become a chronic disease that worsens with the advent of the summer season, and that citizens depend on indispensable private electric generators, which have become a reliable alternative instead of the government promises that Iraqis are accustomed to regarding the electricity issue. He denies that there is any improvement in the electrical system, but reality has become worse, and so far there is no actual solution to this problem, despite the huge amounts of money spent on projects and stations, as he put it.
     In turn, an expert in the field of energy, Kovind Sherwani, confirms that the electricity crisis in Iraq is continuing and cannot improve as long as its basic aspects of electric power generation, transmission and distribution suffer from neglect and lack of development and re-maintenance for years.
     He added, during a press interview, that the reality of the crisis indicates a large deficit in supplied electrical energy. Sherwani reports that most electricity projects in previous years focused on maintenance and rehabilitation of old systems from the simple stage to the complex stage in order to obtain additional capacities of up to 15 percent. However, these projects depleted a large portion of the resources that could have been invested in building power generation plants. Electric with great capacity.
     Regarding the electrical interconnection procedures with the Arabian Gulf and Jordan, Sherwani points out that the interconnection with the Gulf Cooperation Council is relatively good, because it addresses part of the deficit existing in the governorates of southern Iraq, but it faces administrative and routine obstacles that prevented its completion. He adds that the connection with Jordan starts with 500 megawatts, and may reach 1,000 megawatts. This quantity is small and does not match the size of the need and the level of the deficit, but it can cover areas adjacent to the Jordanian border in Anbar Governorate.
     He concludes his statement by saying that the crisis cannot be resolved unless huge generating stations operating on natural gas are established, instead of consuming resources in maintenance and rehabilitation operations for old systems, and using natural gas according to economic and environmental feasibility that is commensurate with the Iraqi situation, and it can be invested directly instead of importing natural gas and electricity. From neighboring countries with a value exceeding five billion dollars annually.
     Source: Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed
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