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Iraqi Cabinet approves Electricity Supply Contract with Iran

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved a contract between the Ministry of Electricity and Iran's Power Generation and Distribution Company (Tavanir) for the supply of electricity. According to details released from the cabinet meeting this week, the term of the contract shall be five years, and the price is reduced from 3.4 cents […]

Will Iran's Electricity Cut turn Iraq towards Gulf?

By Muhammad Jawad Adib for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will Iran's electricity cut turn Iraq toward Gulf? Iraq is facing reduced electricity and gas supplies from Iran, which might lead Iraq toward an electricity connection with the […]

Iran "Suspends" Export of Electricity to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Electricity Minister has reportedly said that Iran has suspended exports of electricity to Iraq on Tuesday. According to Basnews, the decision is due to reduced water levels feeding hydro-electric plants in Iran. Iraq had just received a waiver from the US allowing it to continue importing electricity from Iran. (Source: Basnews)

Iran Stops Energy Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly suspended the supply of gas and electricity to Iraq, at a time when the country is struggling to cope with with soaring temperatures. According to AP, Iraq already owes Iran $4 billion for energy imports, and Iran is pushing to have the debt paid. More here. (Source: AP)

Iraq begins Importing Electricity from Turkey

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly begun to export electricity to Iraq. According to Anadolu Agency, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA, EPDK) started supplying Iraq on Monday at a rate of 150 MW, through the Silopi-Zakho transmission line. The deal is due to run until 1st November, 2021. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Iraq, Jordan to Connect Electrical Networks

By John Lee. On Sunday, Iraq and Jordan reportedly signed a contract to connect their electricity networks and sell electrical energy between the two countries. According to INA, the deal will see Jordan providing Iraq with 1000 gigawatt hours per year as a first stage. The 300-km line will connect the new Risha substation, currently […]