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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 […]

Basra Approves $216m Power Projects

By John Lee. Basra governorate has reportedly approved 60 new power projects valued at a total of $218 million (255 billion Iraqi dinars) within its 2015 budget. The projects were given the green light at an emergency meeting of the governing council  on Monday, and were fewer than desired because of budget constraints. Emirates 24|7 […]

Cummins Supplies Generators to Shrine

Modern Iraq Company for Trading Agencies (MICTA), the authorized distributor for Cummins Power Generation, has supplied a prime power solution to an important religious site in Iraq. The 6.4 MW solution is powering the Al Abbas Mosque at Karbala, a mausoleum visited by millions of pilgrims every year. MICTA delivered, installed and commissioned four enclosed […]

KRG to Import Gas, Electricity from Iran

By John Lee. Roza Othman, a member of the Natural Resources Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament, has said that the KRG will sign a contract with Iran to import gas and electricity. The imported electricity and gas will be for civilians, and the gas will be delivered by pipeline. The Head of the Parliamentary Committee […]

Japan Agrees Loan for Power Plant Refit

By John Lee. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed a loan for the rehabilitation of the fourth unit at the Al Hartha Thermal Power Plant in Basra; the amount of the loan as not been disclosed. The plant was originally constructed by a Japanese company in the late 1970s, and consists of four […]