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Kurdistan Parliament to discuss electricity issue Tuesday

2019-12-09

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Parliament will convene on Tuesday (December 10) to discuss the issues of electricity and fuel distribution in the Region.

The Kurdistan Parliament said in a statement on Monday that it had added another topic for its session’s program at the request of a number of lawmakers.

The parliament will discuss the issues of national electricity and the distribution of kerosene over the Region’s residents during the session, according to the statement.

Tomorrow’s session will be the ninth ordinary session of the Kurdistan Parliament.

An electricity shortage occurs during the hot and cold seasons in the Kurdistan Region every year. Lack of electricity is one of the problems faced by the Region and its people.

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Electricity Kamal Mohammad Salih said on Thursday that the biggest challenge for the electricity sector is lack of fuel.

The Kurdistan Region has fourteen power stations, which can produce 6,737 Megawatts, but the amount of electricity generated in the Kurdistan Region in 2019 was only 3,155 Megawatts because of a lack of fuel, Salih told Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency.

Twelve stations, which each have the capacity to produce 125 Megawatts are now closed, which means that 1,500 Megawatts are not being generated.

(NRT Digital Media)