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Almost Complete Power Outage In Iraq, And The Government Is Silent
Energy Economy News _ Baghdad Electricity has been cut off in most parts of Iraq since yesterday, without knowing the reasons.
The responsible government agencies did not explain the reasons behind the power outage, while sources stated that the reasons were multiple, including the targeting of power towers simultaneously and the lack of Iranian gas supply due to the accumulated debts, while other sources in the south of the country indicated that an emergency technical event occurred on the national grid and the separation of all generation plants from Work in the southern region, including the Nasiriyah Thermal Station and the Nasiriyah Compound Station.
Iraq is suffering from a severe heat wave, as temperatures exceeded 52 degrees Celsius in most of its regions.
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Comment From The International Energy Agency On The “Collapse” Of The Electricity System In Iraq
Energy Economy News – Baghdad A widespread power outage hit Iraq on Friday as temperatures reached scorching levels, affecting millions of Iraqis, including in wealthy areas of the capital, and raising fears of widespread unrest.
The Iraqi grid was generating just over 4,000 megawatts, according to Electricity Ministry data on Friday morning, less than the grid’s average generation. The cuts affected Baghdad and the southern provinces in particular.
Local channels reported that the outage was due to the cutting of a major power line – known as 400 kilovolts – between Baghdad and the southern province of Babil.
A ministry official said the cause was not immediately known, but it could be because the line was overloaded or an act of sabotage. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to report to the media.
A total shutdown can occur when the Iraqi electricity grid is operating at full capacity. Faults in the transmission network and distribution capacity also contribute to power outages. High temperatures can also affect distribution lines.
Temperatures in Baghdad and other governorates have soared to more than 48 degrees Celsius (118 Fahrenheit) in recent days. The government had declared Thursday an official holiday in Baghdad due to the scorching heat wave. The last time an outage was seen across the country was five years ago.
The outage hit richer neighborhoods in Baghdad, where some residents usually have 24 hours of electricity. Water pumps, which depend on electricity, have stopped working in many areas, impeding access to water.
Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, said the collapse of Iraq’s electricity grid leaves millions without the energy they need to cope with extreme temperatures.
“We need to address system resilience in the heating world, but today we must focus on avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe amplified by unsafe energy supplies,” he said in a tweet on Twitter.
Iraq-based researcher Sajjad Jiyad wrote on Twitter: “If this matter is not resolved quickly, it will have disastrous effects as everything stops working.”
Power outages routinely fuel protests in Iraq. Poor government service delivery and endemic corruption drove massive anti-government demonstrations across Iraq in 2019.
Iran recently reduced its important exports of electricity to Iraq this week, which can amount to nearly a third of Iraq’s supply in the peak summer months. Iraqi Electricity Minister Majid Hantoush also resigned recently, citing political and popular pressure. https://economy-news.net/content.php?id=25564
The Stability Of The Dollar Exchange Rate In The Local Markets
Friday 02 July 2021 12:24 | Economic Number of readings: 376 Baghdad / NINA / – The dollar exchange rate witnessed, today, Friday, stability in the local markets in the capital, Baghdad.
Today, the selling price of the dollar in banking offices and local markets in Baghdad was 147,500 dinars, compared to 100 dollars, while the purchase price reached 146.500 dinars, compared to 100 dollars. /finished9 https://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=913333
New Information On Sending 200 Billion Dinars To The Kurdistan Region
Economy Friday 2 July 2021 | 01:00 AM| Number of readings: 1399
A spokesman for the National Union bloc in the House of Representatives, Bakhtiar Shaways, revealed that the federal government wants to send 200 billion dinars in the form of an advance to the Kurdistan region.
Shaways told Kurdish media that the federal government wants to send 200 billion dinars in the form of an advance to the Kurdistan Region, so when the decision reached the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Minister of Finance did not sign the decision on the pretext that it would be subject to legal accountability, and for this reason, the fate of sending 200 billion A dinar from Baghdad to the Kurdistan Region is not clear and specific.
Shaways added that, according to the law, only the Minister of Finance can sign the money to be sent to the region. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi had decided a few days ago to send 200 billion dinars to the Kurdistan Region, but the decision remained in the Federal Ministry of Finance, and the Minister of Finance is not ready to sign for sending the amount. The Iraqi governorates in the center and south are suffering from not sending the funds allocated in the budget to revive services, electricity and unemployment. 3 . finished https://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=149249
Al-Kazemi Dismisses And Punishes Officials In The Ministry Of Electricity Due To Negligence And Negligence
Political | 03:19 – 02/07/2021 Baghdad – Mawazine News The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, directed today, Friday, the dismissal of officials in the Ministry of Electricity.
And the Prime Minister’s Office stated in a statement, that “Mawazine News” received a copy of it, that Al-Kazemi directed the dismissal of the Director General of the General Company for Electricity Transmission / Al-Awsat Al-Awsat Agency, and a reprimand for him for neglecting to perform his duties and duties, which caused the fall of the power transmission lines (400kv). ), the occurrence of power outages in all governorates.
He added, that the Prime Minister also directed to take measures against other officials in the ministry because of their negligence in their work and the tasks assigned to them, and to open an investigation into cases of negligence and negligence in some parts of the ministry that led to a decline in the supply of citizens with electric energy and exacerbated their suffering, despite the continuous directives of Mr. President Council of Ministers for officials and workers in the Ministry of Electricity, the importance of working hard, making maximum efforts, preparing well for the summer, and alleviating the suffering of citizens. Ended 29/R77 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=159121