Iraq To Launch Electrical Connection With Jordan Soon

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Iraq will launch an electrical connection with Jordan in the month of July. On July 1, both countries will launch the electrical connection with a 50 MW initial capacity. This connection will extend to the Rutba district in Anbar Governorate, serving as additional support to the national grid.


Iraq has actively pursued agreements with neighbouring countries to address its power outage crises by establishing electrical interconnections.

Last year, Iraq signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia, and recently, the Minister of Electricity, Ziyad Ali Fadel, held discussions with the Saudi Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, to expand their joint electrical connections.


According to Ahmed Musa, the spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, the planned connection with Jordan, initially set for June 1, had to be postponed to July 1 due to weather conditions, challenging soil conditions, and certain issues on the Jordanian side.

Furthermore, the connection with Turkey is prepared and awaiting appropriate pricing, while the connection with the Gulf countries will be ready in the near future.

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The interruption of Iranian gas supplies earlier this year had a significant impact on Iraq’s electricity plans, leading to a loss of over 7,000 megawatts.

In response, Iraq has focused on establishing electrical interconnections with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Five contracts have been signed for this interconnection project, and the first phase is expected to be operational within 12 months, providing a supply of 1,000 megawatts.

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