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Representative Energy: Iraq cannot cover the electricity shortage during the next five years
The information / Baghdad ..
The Committee on Oil, Energy and Natural Resources in the House of Representatives approved, on Sunday, slow electrical interconnection measures with the Gulf and Europe, while it expected an improvement in energy supply next summer.
A member of the committee, Sadiq Al-Sulaiti, said in an interview followed by / the information /, that “ Iraq suffers from a lack of energy in the country by more than 12 thousand megawatts,” stressing that “ Iraq will not be able to fill this shortage with domestic production during the next five years, due to the lack of the necessary allocations that enable From the establishment of electrical stations. ”
Al-Sulaiti stressed "the importance of the electrical connection with the Gulf and Turkey, so that Iraq would be a hub for communication between the Gulf states and Europe, expressing his regret that these two projects are going in slow steps, and the government was supposed to accelerate the connection of these two systems because of the benefit for Iraq."
He added that "the difference in peak times between Iraq and the northern regions represented by Turkey and Europe, we can become a corridor for the export of energy from hot summer regions towards Turkey with a moderate atmosphere and transfer it to other countries," indicating that " Iraq consumes 13 thousand megawatts of investment stations in The winter season, while the available is about 19 thousand megawatts, which forces him to extinguish about 5 thousand megawatts and leave it from work in this season.
Al-Sulaiti explained that "the committee stressed the need to legislate the oil and gas law during the next few stage, but it needs to complete the vote on the law of the National Oil Company," noting that "the oil law has been completed and reached the stage of voting, but that work will not be done with it after voting except After the company’s law has been approved, because there are paragraphs associated with each other in the two laws.
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