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1,000MW added to Iraqi grid by June

Five-month power rehabilitation programme to finish this month

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Iraq to benefit from extra power generation ahead of summer peak. (Getty Images)
Iraq to benefit from extra power generation ahead of summer peak. (Getty Images)

Iraq’s electricity grid looks set to receive a 1,000 megawatt boost in capacity by the end of this month, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry announced.

In a report by the Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Mus’ab al-Mudarris, the ministry’s media spokesman told reporters: “The electricity ministry plans to add a number of new electric units to the electric network, estimated to reach 1,000 megawatts by the end of the current month.”

The programme, which was started five months ago, has rehabilitated several electrical units in the Iraqi provinces, and will also form part of a more ambitious project.

“We also have a plan to connect to the Iranian power line of 200 megawatts, as the electricity ministry has completed stretching power lines to the Iranian borders. The line will enter service next June,” added Al-Mudarris.
 

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