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With demand up, KRG cutting back electricity

By Rudaw 26/6/2018
People in the Kurdistan Region depend heavily on private generators to fill the gaps of government supply. Photo: Mohammed Shwani/Rudaw
People in the Kurdistan Region depend heavily on private generators to fill the gaps of government supply. Photo: Mohammed Shwani/Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The KRG’s Ministry of Electricity will decrease the hours of electricity it provides because of increased demand. 

“Currently the Ministry of Electricity generates 2700 megawatts of electricity, but the demand for electricity has increased to 4500 megawatts. Twelve hours of electricity can be provided to citizens based on this amount,” read a ministry statement.

The ministry called on people not to overuse electricity. 

During Ramadan, the ministry boosted its output to 16 hours of electricity daily and called on private generators to fill the gaps. 

The demand for electricity spikes during the summer heat when people crank up their air conditioners. 

The Kurdistan Region suffers from chronic electricity problems. 

The government is looking for solutions to the problem, running a pilot project with smart meters and engaging with the private sector for distribution, according Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani. 

Currently, generation is fully private, running on nearly 100 percent natural gas, he tweeted over the weekend. 

“Our problem is not generation. We generate enough. Our problem is in transmission & distribution,” he explained, adding that they are working with the World Bank to address the issue. 

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