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Two new power plants for Iraq green-lit

Fresh generating capacity brings power to Missan province

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Two new power stations for the Missan province of Iraq will provide 600MW of power. (Getty Images)
Two new power stations for the Missan province of Iraq will provide 600MW of power. (Getty Images)

The Iraqi electricity ministry has given the green light to the construction of two new power plants in Missan, 400km south of Baghdad the Aswat al-Iraq has reported.

A local official has stated that the two plants will have a combined generation capacity of 600 megawatts, which will leave the province with a surplus of power.

Amer Nasrallah, Missan Provincial Council’s energy committee chairman, told the Aswat al-Iraq news agency: “One station will be set up in al-Batira, 5km north of al-Amara, and the other will be sited near the al-Kahlaa transformer station, southeast of Amara.”
 

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