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Saudi Arabia and Iraq merge power grids


The agreement calls for building of a transmission line with a length of around 435 kilometers, a voltage of 400 kilovolts, and a capacity of 1,000 megawatts.

Matt Green
Matt Green
In addition, the Iranian government has entered into an agreement with the Office of the Association of Power Grids of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

The agreement calls for the construction of a 500–1 800 megawatt high-voltage line within two years between the El Kuwait power plants and the town of Al-Faw in southern Iraq.

According to Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister, the integration of the power grids will benefit both parties and make it easier for Iraqis to get electricity. Iraq has faced difficulties in this sector recently, including an increase in the frequency of terrorist groups bombing electrical lines.

source: reuters.com