By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has announced that some power plants will be shut down due to a surplus of electricity generation, Azzaman reports. The plants will undergo maintenance before coming on line to meet summer demand. This may come as a surprise to some residents of major towns such as Baghdad or Basra, and […]
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“Specialized companies will only be allowed to execute such projects,” a source from the council told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday.
Iraq plans to boost power capacity to 27,000 megawatts in four years after opening its gas sector with a contract awarded to Royal Dutch Shell, this will need an investmnt of at least $3 billion to $4 billion per year, Iraq’s Electricity Minister Karim Waheed told Reuters on Sunday.
Engineer Zeead Ali, electricity commission chairman in Basrah council, confirmed that the Provincial Council will not stand still regarding central intervention to assert national control and the deprivation of citizens from a fair share of electrical power. Zeead told Eye Media reporter “The council will take steps concerning workers of electricity departments who overburdened the […]