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Extended Partnership to Improve Electricity in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Electricity and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have extended their partnership to improve the electricity sector. UNDP will play a pivotal role in updating the region’s master plan and strengthening the institutional capacity of the regional government by establishing a training centre in Erbil. UNDP will continue to help […]

New Army to Defend Oil and Electricity Facilities

By John Lee. Iraq is committing 27,000 security personnel to protect its oil and energy infrastructue from attacks by the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL). Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi (pictured) announced the new force following the latest round of meeting with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). According to a report from The […]

Japan to Finance Electricity, Sewerage Projects

By John Lee. Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Japanese charge d’affaires in Iraq to finance two development projects using loans from Japan. The first involves a loan of $450 million (525 billion Iraqi dinars) for reconstruction in the electricity sector, while the second is to finance the reconstruction […]

Korean Firm wins $146m Contract at Bismaya

By John Lee. South Korea’s LSIS said on Tuesday that it has signed a deal to supply electrical equipment for the Bismayah New-City Project (BNCP) (pictured). The deal, worth about 160 billion won ($146 million, 170 billion Iraqi dinars), will see the company supply equipment for gas insulated switchgear at 32 substations over the next […]

NIC Invites Bids for Renewable Energy Plants

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity, in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC), have announced an investment opportunity to construct three solar power stations and one wind power station. The plants will capacity of between 5 and 10 MW, and be situated in Diwaniya, Najaf and Missan (Maysan) provinces: Diwaniya: A solar power […]

MHPS to Refurbish Power Station in Basra

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has received an order from the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) of Iraq for refurbishment of Unit 4 (output: 200 megawatts) at the Hartha Thermal Power Station. The refurbishment work, scheduled for completion in May 2017, requires large-scale replacement of core components of the plant’s seriously degraded power generation facilities. The […]

Turn a Light On: Electricity Sector Reform in Iraq

By Luay Al-Khatteeb and Harry Istepanian, of the Brookings Institution. The need to confront and drive back the forces of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS. ISIL) has pushed long-term reform efforts in Iraq far down the list of priorities. Yet pressing economic reforms – such as restructuring and rebuilding the country’s energy sector – increasingly […]

Reforming Iraq’s National Grid

Report first published in nina-iraq.com, the magazine for Iraqi women everywhere. By Dr. Basil Al-Fakhri, formerly of the Electricity Power Commission-IRAQ [1988-1989], consultant in Western power Utility, KBR consultant and SMEC consultant-Australia[2004-2012]. It is my belief that the Ministry of Electricity [ME] needs to engage with international consulting firms (this is what happens with oil […]