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Iraq signs Electricity deal with GCC

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) to import electricity at a rate of 500 megawatts of electricity from Sunni Arab gulf countries before next summer, Iraqi Ministry of Electricity spokesperson a told state newspaper on Thurday. According to Rudaw, the GCCIA will fund the […]

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Govt to Incentivise Electricity Distribution

By John Lee. The Iraqi Government has announced new measures intended to stimulate job creation in the electricity distribution industry. In a statement, it said: “Training courses lasting for 3 months or longer in the area of  maintenance of electrical transformers used in the electricity distribution sector in Iraq. The courses will be tailor-made for […]

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Iran Electricity Export to Iraq Hits Record

Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian (pictured) has said the export of electricity to neighboring countries has reached a record high in the past year. Addressing a Sunday session of Tehran’s City Council, Ardakanian said management of the situation over the past two water years has helped the country break the record in three sectors of […]

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CMEC to Expand in Iraqi Electricity Sector?

By John Lee. During their recent visit to China, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity visited the China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), which specializes in transport, energy, communications and heavy engineering equipment. The company is already involved in the reconstruction of Salah al-Din power station and […]

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Al-Khateeb: Don’t Politicise Electricity

By John Lee. Iraq’s Minister for Electricity has warned of the dangers of politicising the problems in the country’s electicity sector. Luay al-Khateeb told AFP: “Electricity is a national security issue … In the end, any political, economic or security crisis in Iraq will affect the whole region — and the global economy will be […]

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$200m to Improve Iraq’s Electricity Supply

2.5 Million Iraqis and Businesses to Benefit from Improved Electricity Services A new US$200 million World Bank project will provide increased and more reliable supply of electricity to about 2.5 million Iraqis and productive enterprises in the governorates of Basra, Al-Muthanna, Thi Qar, and Missan who currently suffer from frequent and long power cuts and […]

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Immediate Actions to tackle Iraq’s Electricity Problems

New IEA report provides practical roadmap to address Iraq’s current electricity shortfall and future energy needs Iraq, one of the world’s biggest energy producers, can address its current electricity shortfall and growing power needs through immediate action to relieve pressure on the system, according to an in-depth report published Thursday by the International Energy Agency […]

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Iraq “Needs to Buy Iranian Electricity for 3 Yrs”

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said he hopes the United States will keep waiving sanctions on energy imports from neighboring Iran, noting that the Arab country will need to purchase electricity from the Islamic Republic for three years. In November last year, Washington granted a 45-day waiver on electricity to the Arab country and extended […]

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