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New Iraq power plants come online

Two new generating facilities will ease burden on Basra's grid

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New generating facilities will boost Basra's electricity capacity. (Getty Images)
New generating facilities will boost Basra's electricity capacity. (Getty Images)

Two new power plants have come online in Basra in Southern Iraq, after a $205 million spend on the area’s infrastructure.

The plants, which have a generating capacity of 60 megawatts, will help the country service the huge demand for power in the summer months, which can reach 14,000 megawatts. With just 9,000 megawatts in generating capacity, frequent blackouts and scheduled power outages are a common occurrence in the country.

The stations are based in Naeem, and the Governor of Basra, Khalaf Abd Samad has been quoted as saying these new facilities will help to contribute to the stabilisation of electrical power north of Basra.
 

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