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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 […]

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 […]

Fixing Iraq's Power Sector

By Luay al-Khatteeb for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's long-running electricity dilemma is now a daily source of public misery. The struggle of the power generation and distribution system to keep up with relentless demand […]

GE Wins $1.2bn Iraq Electricity Contracts

From GE: With growing demand for electricity, especially to meet the requirements during peak summer, the Government of Iraq is accelerating its focus on strengthening the nation's power infrastructure through two new agreements signed with GE. A long-term partner committed to meeting the future electricity needs of the nation, GE signed the agreements, valued at […]

300MW Power Station opened near Erbil

By John Lee. A new 300-megawatt steam power plant has been recently opened in Khabat, on the outskirts of Erbil. The plant, built in partnership with South Korean companies POSCO and the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC), adds 10 percent to the region's electricity capacity. Speaking at the opening ceremony, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani […]