The Iraqi electricity ministry has given the thumbs up to the construction of two new power stations with a capacity of 600 megawatt in Maysan [Missan], according to Aswat al-Iraq.
“One station with a capacity of 100 MW will be set up in al-Batira, (5 km) north of al-Amara, while the other will be near the al-Kahlaa transformer station, (18 km) southeast of Amara,” Amer Nasrallah, the Missan provincial council’s energy committee chairman, said on Sunday.
“The approval came after a visit by the council chairman, Abdul-Hussein al-Saadi, and the council’s energy committee chairman to the electricity ministry,” he added, noting the two stations will be linked to the public grid as part of the ministry’s plan to reduce power shortages.
Maysan, a province with a population of more than one million, needs 400 MW of electricity while the current capacity is below 150 MW from neighboring provinces.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)