Jordan just sealed an agreement with Iraq to supply the latter with electricity and connect both their power grids at the same time. In an agreement that was signed via teleconferencing this Sunday, Jordan will be providing 1,000 gigawatt-hours per year during the first phase of the project.
Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati stressed the importance of the Iraqi-Jordan power grid connection citing the benefit that such a project poses for both countries such as stability and reliability of electricity networks.
Supply of electricity will commence within 26 months from the date of the contract and under the deal they can agree to increase the capacity afterwards.
Jordan and Iraq have close bilateral ties with Jordan importing around 10,000 barrels of oil a day from Iraq. The two countries are also working on a project to extend an oil pipeline from Basra in Iraq to Aqaba in Jordan.