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Excess Electricity in Iraq?

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 […]

Kurdistan Announces 5 New Power Plants

The KRG’s minister of electricity, Yassen Shekh Abubakir Mawati [Yasin Sheikh Abu Bakir Muhammad Mawati] (pictured), has announced the creation of five hydro-electric and gas power plants in the region: Three hydro-electric power plants at Deraluk-Rashawa Dam, Mandawa-Kopala and Taqtaq; Two gas power plants with 200-megawatt capacity each in Qaladze and Harir. (Source: AKnews)

Lack of Water Could Shut Thermal and Hydro Power Plants

Low water levels from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers may force Iraq to shut down its thermal and hydro power plants, a government spokesman said. The spokesman, refusing to be named, said the volume of water reaching Iraq from the two rivers, which originate in Turkey, had fallen to unprecedented levels and may eventually not […]