A test of a regional network to bring electricity from Egypt to Iraq through Syria and Jordan has been successful, the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity said Tuesday (January 31st).
Hassan al-Mufti, the ministry's deputy secretary, told Al-Shorfa the ministry's technical teams conducted a successful test of the electricity line's operational capacity. He said the line will begin operating in mid-February.
Al-Mufti said the maximum capacity of the line will be 168 megawatts and that it will be ready for distribution to cities within 2 weeks from now.
"The line will be enhanced with new towers to increase the amount of power over the next three months as part of ongoing preparations for the next summer season in Iraq," al-Mufti said. "We hope the new project will raise electricity supply hours in Iraq from 10 to 14 hours a day in a consistent fashion."