Electricity Minister: We reached good agreements with Iran to supply energy and repay debts
The Minister of Electricity, Majid Mahdi Hantoush, announced, on Sunday, September 2, 2021, that good agreements had been reached with the Islamic Republic of Iran to provide Iraq with the energy it needs in the field of electricity and gas.
Hantoush said in a press conference on the sidelines of his meeting with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, that cooperation between Iran and Iraq is very good.
The minister indicated that he discussed with the Iranian side all the mechanisms and solutions for energy supply and the emphasis on continuous cooperation, and the payment of debts in the gas and electricity sectors.
He added that this year we were able to cover the consumption of 22 thousand megawatts of electricity in Iraq, while at the peak of electricity consumption, this number will increase from 22 thousand megawatts to 28 thousand megawatts, and if we compare the per capita electricity consumption in Iran and Iraq, the Iraqi citizen consumes six times as much. It is consumed by the Iranian people, and this is due to the high temperature in Iraq.
He continued: The Ministry of Electricity in Iraq conducted, in this regard, a comparison between the amount of energy consumption in Tehran and Baghdad with the Ministry of Energy in Iran.
He pointed out that energy supplies from Iran are continuing continuously, and the problem that we faced was in the field of supplying fuel to power stations, explaining: Of course, during this visit, we reached good agreements on this issue and methods of payment.
And the Iraqi Minister of Electricity arrived in Tehran on Saturday, to meet with officials from the Iranian oil and energy ministries.