Kur­dis­tan to in­crease power pro­duc­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - COMMENT & ANALYSIS -

Elec­tric­ity Kur­dis­tan plans to raise elec­tric en­ergy pro­duc­tion to 3450 MW by the end of the year.

Di­yar Ba­ban, the di­rec­tor gen­eral at the min­istry, said "the min­istry is work­ing hard to in­crease the pro­duc­tion of elec­tric­ity from 2700 MW to 3450 MW by the end of this year in the Kur­dis­tan re­gion."

Ac­cord­ing to Ba­ban, the min­istry will be able to pro­vide peo­ple with elec­tric power 24 hours daily. At the cur­rent time the government pro­vides 17-18 hours of daily power to the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion.

"The en­ergy need of the Re­gion is 3200 MW of elec­tric­ity and the Min­istry ex­pects there will be a sur­plus by the end of this year," he noted.

A gas-run elec­tric­ity power sta­tion in Cham­chamal.

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