Iraq is to produce an additional 2,000 megawatts of electricity.
Electricity Minister Ziad Ali said in a statement that Iraq's electricity production has risen to 23,509 MW and added that they are waiting for the increase in gas imports and with the increase in gas imports, the hours of electricity supply to citizens will increase. Referring to the plan to import more natural gas from Iran.
The minister noted that the contracts with Total and Albela will provide about 2,000 megawatts of electricity.
The minister's statement comes as Iraq's electricity supply has been reduced in recent days due to the suspension of gas imports from Iran. The Iraqi government has decided to export crude oil and crude oil to Iran in exchange for importing gas.