Iraq prepares to construct 150 MW of solar parks in Al Anbar province

May 24, 2022 11:56 AM ET
  • Al Anbar Governorate is intending to honor 2 investment firm from the UAE a contract to build solar power plants with a complete capacity of 150 MW in Iraq's biggest province.
Iraq prepares to construct 150 MW of solar parks in Al Anbar province
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The province in cooperation with the ministry of electricity has prepared five sites to establish solar parks, deputy guv Jassim Abdullah has actually told Iraq's official newspaper Al-Sabaah.

The projects ought to be finished within a year or a year as well as a half after the formal finalizing of the agreements with the Emirati firms whose names were not divulged.

Abdullah noted that work is underway to facilitate procedures for allocating land for the solar plants which will certainly be pioneering for the province. These procedures may serve as a reference for other governorates to speed up the implementation of such projects, according to Abdullah.

The prepared solar plants need to help the governorate bridge the shortage of electricity in the province.

The proposed project is the latest in a collection of campaigns Iraq is carrying out to expand solar energy across the nation.

Last week, Iraq's preacher of electricity Adel Karim claimed that a 750-MW solar park would certainly be established in the southern Al-Muthanna Governorate to ensure adequate power supply in the province.

This contributes to three major solar projects with an incorporated capacity of 2.75 GW that were agreed last year.

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