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Iraq set to implement 11 power projects in Babel

Projects announced include schemes to extend 11kV power lines

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The reported projects are aimed at boosting performance of the Babel network. (GETTY IMAGES)
The reported projects are aimed at boosting performance of the Babel network. (GETTY IMAGES)

Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has reportedly outlined 11 new schemes to expand the electricity network in the Babel province through 2013, according to All Iraq News. According to a spokesperson, the Ministry is reported to have said that it is planning to start five projects that will “extend the sources to feed the minor electricity stations in Babel.”

The plans also include six projects that will extend the 11kV electricity power lines from these stations.

The spokesperson is reported to have said that the scheme will help in “reducing the electricity crisis so the network can meet the needs of people and to develop the performance of the electricity network in Babel province.”

Electricity supplies throughout Iraq have been characterised by sporadic power cuts, particularly during summer demand peaks. Investment in the country’s infrastructure has largely focused on boosting production capacity, which figures for last year suggested lagged around 4GW behind peak demand.
 

 

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