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GE announces 'Energy Transition Plan' for Iraq

GE has announced a comprehensive "Energy Transition Plan" for Iraq,  presenting its transformative strategies to support the country's evolution to a cleaner energy future. The plan includes several key pillars that support the government's goals to enhance Iraq's power infrastructure, as well as promote decarbonization and energy sector diversification. The Energy Transition Plan was announced […]

Iraqi Cabinet allocates $34m for Emergency Electricity Work

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired the regular session of the Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday. Addressing the ongoing crisis in electricity supply, the cabinet agreed to allocate 50 billion Iraqi dinars ($34 million) for emergency expenses and maintenance of the electricity infrastructure. This will be achieved by profitable Ministry of Oil companies lending […]

Video: Iraq Power Outage Sparks Protests

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Anger at frequent power cuts is spilling onto the streets of Iraq as summer temperatures soar. Experts say Iraq needs about 30,000 megawatts a day to overcome this crisis. Protesters are blaming consecutive […]

What is behind Iraq's Electricity Crisis?

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. What is behind Iraq's electricity crisis? As summer brings soaring temperatures, Iraq is again experiencing major power shortages with associated political turmoil. With daytime highs above 50 degrees Celsius, blackouts are particularly hitting […]

"Sabotage" to Blame for Major Power Cut in Iraq

By John Lee. Local news sources in Iraq claim the major power cut in Iraq on Friday was caused by sabotage of the power transmission lines. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhim ordered the dismissal of the Director General of the General Company for Electricity Transmission in the Middle Euphrates region for "neglecting to perform his […]

Iraqi Electricity Minister Resigns over Power Cuts

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Electricity, Majed Mahdi Hantoosh [Hantoush], has reportedly submitted his resignation, following protests over repeated power cuts. Anadolu Agency says the resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Muqtada Al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement, had recently called for the Minister to be sacked. (Source: Middle East Monitor)