Following drone strike on Khor Mor
Erbil power station back online as grid recovers from attack
ERBIL, January 27 — The Ghazi Power Station in Erbil resumed operations today following a shutdown of more than 26 hours. The plant restarted at 12:45 p.m., having been idle since yesterday.
A representative from the Ghazi Power Station told 964media that the restart process began in the early hours and is expected to continue for some time.
In a statement issued today, the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Electricity announced the recommencement of gas production at the Khor Mor field, with the gradual reactivation of the plant’s sections to be completed by 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Located in the western part of Erbil, the Ghazi Power Station, a significant electricity producer, consists of eight units. Currently, only five of these units are operational, with three out of service.
Late night on Thursday, a drone strike targeted the Khor Mor gas field in the Qader Karam district. This attack led to a halt in the production of 2,800 megawatts of electricity, necessitating a controlled shutdown of units at the Ghazi Power Plant to prevent a total blackout.
The Ministry of Electricity says normal power supply will be restored by 10 a.m. tomorrow.