Iraq completes 100% of electrical interconnection with Turkey

The spokesperson of the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Musa, revealed last week that the electrical interconnection with Turkey is 100% complete, but Iraq is waiting for the preparation of an appropriate pricing list to implement the final operating agreement, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

Musa confirmed that work is underway on the electrical interconnection with Jordan, explaining that the work will be completed in early June with a capacity of 150 megawatts.

The Iraqi official stated that work is also underway regarding the electrical interconnection with the Gulf, and it includes the construction of a line connecting Al-Faw electrical station in southern Iraq with the Al-Wafra power-station in Kuwait.

The spokesperson of the Electricity Ministry added that the Minister of Electricity’s recent visit to Riyadh on April 11 addressed the technical issues related to the electrical interconnection with Saudi Arabia.

Musa emphasized that Iraq is serious about the electrical interconnection with neighboring countries, and that Iraq is initiating electrical interconnection with the Gulf countries, which will provide Basra governorate with 500 megawatts.

The Iraqi official indicated that the visit of the Iraqi minister to Saudi Arabia aimed to activate the agreement between the two countries to equip the national electrical network with 1000 megawatts.

The spokesperson of the Electricity Ministry clarified that the electrical interconnection with Jordan will add 150 megawatts to the national grid.

Musa explained that the diversification of energy sources will give Iraq a wider space to choose prices for the energy supplied to citizens.

On February 2, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, said that Iraq is looking forward to receiving electricity from Saudi Arabia, either through the Saudi network or the Gulf network.

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