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GE Closes Financial Deal for Iraqi Electricity Projects

Iraqi Ministry of Finance and GE Mark Financial Close of Power Up Plan The Iraqi Ministry of Finance (MoF), GE and their financial partners have celebrated the financial close -- a critical milestone that marks the final step of a loan agreement becoming effective -- of the Power Up Plan 4 (PUP4). Under PUP4, GE […]

New Report on Iraqi Electricity Sector

This report provides a general overview of the Iraqi electricity sector. It gives a glimpse of the electricity infrastructure starting with electricity generation, transmission, and distribution in Iraq. This publication is part of Business LANDSCAPE series which a series of research publication aims to highlight the current situation of Iraq's economy and private sector through […]

Iraqi Cabinet approves New "Alternative Energy" Power Plants

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has agreed to approve a recommendation from the National Investment Commission (NIC) for the Ministry of Electricity to proceed with an investment project for the construction of seven "alternative energy" power plants. The new power stations are to be built in Karbala, Wasit, Babylon, and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt […]

KRG to Increase Electricity Prices

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG raises electricity rate by 20% The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Electricity is increasing the price of national electricity by 20 percent, the spokesperson told Rudaw on Monday. Click here to read […]

Schneider Electric signs MoU for Electricity Distribution in Iraq

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Schneider Electric sign MoU to upgrade of 33/11kV Electricity Distribution Network in Iraq This is a part of the French government's efforts to rebuild Iraq and upgrade its electricity distribution network Emrah Tekdemir: The experience of Schneider Electric in energy efficiency helped our engineers gain great experience to train their peers […]

Iran to Resume Gas Exports to Iraq

By John Lee. Iran will reportedly resume gas exports to Iraq on Wednesday, following a meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday between Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian and Iraqi officials. The supply was said to have been stopped due to Iraq's arrears of more than $6 billion, but a statement from the Iraqi government claimed the […]

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)

Challenges Facing the Electricity Sector in Iraq

From the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Powering Iraq: Challenges Facing the Electricity Sector in Iraq On February 21, 2020, Iraq recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. Five months later, total recorded cases […]

Iraqi to Build Nuclear Reactors, Combat Electricity Woes

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. New Iraqi committee to build nuclear reactors, combat electricity woes Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered on Sept. 24 the formation of a committee tasked with overseeing the building of […]