Kirkuk Again Supplying Electricity to Grid

Iraq’s Kirkuk province resumed power supplies to the national grid on Friday, after a deal that ended a dispute this week over the provision of electricity.

The oil-rich northern province that produces more electricity than it is allocated, announced on Monday that it would stop supplying power to the national network, a decision it implemented a day later.

According to a report from Lebanon’s Daily Star, Electricity Ministry officials agreed on Thursday to immediately increase Kirkuk’s quota by nearly 50 percent, which still leaves the province woefully short of 24-hour power.

“Kirkuk has reached an agreement with the Electricity Ministry to reconnect the power stations in the province, and increase the province’s share from 170 megawatts to 250 megawatts,” said Kirkuk’s Governor, Abdulrahman Mustafa, at a news conference on Thursday.

He added on Friday that the work of reconnecting the power stations had been completed.

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