PEC: Financial allocation impedes the entry of new power plants

  • 20-05-2020, 16:22
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    Baghdad - INA





     The Parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee stressed the need to rely on self-efforts in the process of introducing new power plants.

     Committee member Sadiq Al-Sulaiti told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), "The lack of early preparations to complete maintenance work for the generation units caused a lack of electrical power supply for citizens."

     He pointed out that "the Ministry of Electricity is required to rely on the internal capabilities and self-efforts for the purpose of entering the stalled generation stations in order to raise the hours of preparation for citizens."

     He pointed out that "maintenance work was supposed to be prepared for it at the beginning of this year, but due to the Corona pandemic and the economic situation and the lack of approval of the budget caused the lack of adequate allocations to the Ministry of Electricity, which led to a decrease in many of the maintenance procedures, which will be reflected negatively on the supply hours."

     The Ministry of Electricity revealed, earlier today, Wednesday, the reasons for the decline in hours of energy supply in the country, while confirming the loss of the national system 700 MW sabotage action east of Baghdad.

     The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Moussa Al-Abadi, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that the ministry apologizes to the citizens for the lack of hours of electrical energy supply in Baghdad and the provinces, noting that the high temperatures and the increase in the demand for energy consumption is one of the reasons for the decline in the processing hours.