By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Amid Iranian gas shortage, Iraq searches for alternatives Iran's dilapidated gas infrastructure has limited its transfers to Iraq, adding to Iraq's own energy crisis. Click here to read […]
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From UNDP: How restoring electricity has transformed the lives of residents in Mosul. Click here to read the full article.
By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq takes cautious steps toward privatizing electricity sector With the increasing power cuts in Iraq, calls are mounting to expand privatization as a permanent solution. Click here to […]
By John Lee. Iraq and Jordan have reportedly signed an agreement to implement the electrical interconnector between the two countries. The Iraqi and Jordanian Ministers of Electricity met to discuss the details of the project on Thursday. (Source: Shafaq, Basnews)
By John Lee. Egypt has reportedly agreed to supply 700MW of electricity to Iraq via Jordan. The country's Electricity Minister is quoted as saying that the $2.2-billion project will begin within 18 months. More here. (Source: Energy and Utilities)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Writing in The National, Robert Tollast quotes analysts as saying that the disastrous collapse in Iraqi and Iranian electricity supplies was partly caused by the dysfunctional partnership between the countries' energy sectors. Click here to read the full story.
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 […]
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 […]
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)