Jordan-Iraq electricity connection set to begin in July

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AMMAN — The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity confirmed on Saturday evening the initiation of connection with the Kingdom, which will be put into service as the beginning of July. اضافة اعلان

The ministry further provided its latest updates regarding the connection agreement between other countries, including Saudi Arabic, Gulf countries, and Turkey.

Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Musa stated that the connection with the Kingdom is set to be ready on July 1 as a first phase with a capacity of 50 megawatts, reaching Al-Rutba district in the Anbar Governorate to supply the national grid.

He further explained that the connection with the Kingdom required the establishment of an existing Rutba line, part of which passes through Iraq’s territories and the other through Jordanian territories.

While the initial plans stated it would be operational on June 1, due to weather conditions, soil difficulties, and some other related issues, it was postponed to July 1 instead.

Musa added that the connection with Turkey is ready, but they are awaiting service pricing suitable for its implementation as a first phase.

Afterwards, the connection with the gulf will be ready in the upcoming period.

Noting that five contracts were signed regarding the Gulf connection, which requires approximately 12 months for the first phase to be implemented.

Furthermore, in a recent governmental site visit to Saudi Arabia, an agreement was reached to expand the Arar and Al-Yousufiyah power stations, which are considered connection points. Additionally, a consultative meeting was made regarding the nature of the concluded contract.

The first phase is set to be 1,000 megawatts through specified connection points and line routes that are set to be completed soon.

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