Egypt agrees to supply 700MW of electricity to Iraq

electricitysupplutrmeEgypt has agreed to supply Iraq with 700MW of electricity by expanding its power interconnection with Jordan in a project that will cost US$2.2bn

“The total cost of the project is estimated at 35 billion Iraqi pounds (US$2.2bn),” said Mohammed Shaker, Electricity Minister, EgyptShaker. “It will allow Egypt to supply Iraq with 700MW via Jordan.”

Shaker quoted that 500MW additional capacity would be added to a common grid linking Egypt and Jordan, boosting its total capacity to 2,000MW. It will be developed in two phases, with the first phase expanding Egypt’s connection with Jordan and the second phase involving developing 300km of transmission lines from Jordan to Iraq.

The project is scheduled to begin within the next 18 months.

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