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Iraq to start receiving electricity from Jordan

Baghdad ( – The director general of Jordan’s National Electric powered Electrical power Company (NEPCO), Amjad Al-Rawashdeh, stated on Thursday that the Jordanian-Iraqi electrical interconnection line will go into procedure on Saturday.

Al-Rawashdeh illustrated that that the line, which will offer electricity to the Al-Rutba place close to the Jordanian border, will website link the Risha energy plant in Jordan and the Al-Rutba energy station in Iraq at a voltage of 132 kilovolts, in accordance to the Jordan Information Agency (Petra).

Iraq and Jordan signed an arrangement on February 11 in the Jordanian money, Amman, to present Iraq with 40 megawatts of electric power in the 1st phase.

NEPCO’s director common emphasized previously the agreement’s compatibility with the popular goals of Jordan and Iraq to build electrical interconnection.

The electrical interconnection is expected to make improvements to electrical energy interchange and aid both equally sides’ electrical technique security. It is also a positive improvement that could affect the life of a lot of Iraqis directly.

The Jordanian formal pointed out previous thirty day period that the second phase, which is planned for the third quarter of 2024, is staying well prepared accordingly.

Soon after the second period is completed, 150–200 megawatts of capability need to be supplied to Iraq. In the medium run, additional connecting phases could elevate the source to 500 megawatts.

The Iraqi Ministry of Electrical energy revealed this week that it is elevating electrical power manufacturing by 3,000 megawatts as opposed to past summer months to reach 27,000 megawatts.

Iraq greatly relies on fuel imports from Iran but has a short while ago invested in many projects to begin getting advantage of flared gas and applying renewable power to deliver energy.

Gasoline imports from Iran are exceptionally significant for Iraq to make energy. Having said that, US sanctions imposed on Iran make it hard for Baghdad to spend for the Iranian gasoline.

Iraq witnesses each day electricity outages that may final up to 10 hours, but issues worsen in the course of the scorching summer when the temperature exceeds 50 levels Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Iraqi Minister of Energy, Ziyad Ali Fadel, declared in mid-March that an settlement had been signed with Siemens Power to switch flared gas into gasoline inside of six months.

Fadel confirmed that the arrangement is part of the efforts of the Iraqi governing administration to quit gasoline flaring and use it to deliver electricity.

Siemens Electrical power will use 120 million cubic ft of flared gas inside 6 months and an supplemental 120 million cubic toes in 1 calendar year.

The generated fuel will be utilized to fuel a 2000-megawatt electrical power plant that will be constructed to increase Iraq’s national energy grid.