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Long-Presse / Baghdad
It revealed to the Oil and Energy Committee in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, a plan to the Ministry of Electricity to produce 1000 MW using solar energy, while confirming that the implementation of the plan requires educating the citizens of the importance of solar energy use.
He said the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary member Zaher al-Abadi said in an interview to the (long-Presse), said that "there is a plan to the Ministry of Electricity to rely on solar energy in electricity production, especially since the Ministry of Science and Technology before merging with the Ministry of Higher Education was to have a comprehensive plan in this regard," noting "the use of solar energy to produce electricity will save a thousand megawatts."
He said al-Abadi, that "the use of solar energy can be done through the use of citizen's electrical devices that operate on solar energy, as well as the construction of the Ministry of Electricity and large units to generate electricity and then sell it to the citizen," adding, that "the implementation of the project needs to educate the citizens of the importance of the use of solar power".
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity has called, in the (16 July 2016), the investment companies to create a plant to generate solar PV capacity of 50 MW, Southeast Samawah, Muthanna province, (270 km south-west of Baghdad), and in the province of Muthanna administration stressed that the establishment of the station will contribute to solving the problem of power in the judiciary, he pointed out that the ministry has identified the 20th of July to take over the implementation of the special offers.
Iraq has suffered a shortage of electric power since the beginning of the year 1990, and increased hours of rationing power after the year 2003, in Baghdad and the provinces, because made a lot of stations as well as sabotage attacks on facilities over the past few years, with increased hours of power cuts for citizens to about twenty hours per day, as witnessed during the last term significant improvement as continued operating hours to about 23 hours, especially after the low temperatures.
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