Iraq Signs New Deal with GE to Further Boost Power Grid

In January, Iraq signed a $328.8US million deal to help ease electricity shortages that saw GE increase capacity to 1,000 mw.

The power boost will support oil infrastructure.

After two years of negotiations, GE and Iraq have signed an agreement that will form a longstanding relationship with General Electric in their efforts to boost national power, says Iraq's Ministry of Oil.

Projects include a 400 megawatt oil installation before summer in addition to the reduction of gas flaring from oil fields that will aim to increase electrical output for energy and industry sectors. 

In January, Iraq signed a $328.8US million deal to help ease electricity shortages that saw GE  increase capacity to 1,000 mw.

Frustrated Iraqi citizens have pressure on the Iraqi government to improve basic services such as electricity and water. Yet, demand has continuously surpassed supply as Iraq is aiming to prepare for the summer months in which temperatures reach 50 celsius creating a demand for 21,000 MW of electricity whereas the national grid provides 13,000.


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