Emphasizes parallel fuel supply strategy

Iraq’s prime minister reviews electricity ministry’s summer plan

BAGHDAD – Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani discussed the Ministry of Electricity’s plan for the upcoming summer season on Sunday, directing that it align with the strategies for both imported and domestically produced fuel.

In a meeting attended by the Minister of Electricity, senior ministry officials, and several of the Prime Minister’s advisors, the focus was on the Ministry’s ongoing projects, challenges encountered during implementation, and proposed solutions to expedite completion within set timelines.

The Prime Minister instructed that the Ministry’s targeted plan should parallel the fuel plan, whether for fuel that is imported or produced within Iraq. He also called for continued progress on power stations being developed through investment and the number of stations expected to be operational by the summer of 2024.

He emphasized the importance of comprehensive maintenance at power production stations and generating units, increasing the total electricity production, and addressing bottlenecks in the transmission and distribution processes. These efforts aim to tackle the challenges of the forthcoming summer, ensure stable power supply to residential areas, and alleviate the burden on citizens.