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September 8, 2021

Baiji – Kirkuk Line, Iraq

By Carmen

Baiji – Kirkuk Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 120km from Baiji, Salah al-Din, Iraq, to Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq.

Construction works on the Baiji – Kirkuk Line started in 2018 and the project was commissioned in 2019.

Description

The Baiji – Kirkuk Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq. The Baiji – Kirkuk Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC).

Baiji – Kirkuk Line project development status

The development of the Baiji – Kirkuk Line project was approved by Ministry Of Electricity in 2018 and the project works were completed in 2019.

About Ministry of Electricity, Iraq

Ministry of Electricity of Iraq (MEI) is a government owned electric commission. It is the principal organization that administers the power sector in the country. The ministry is responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Iraq. MEI classifies its operations into DG of production, DG of transmission, DG of distribution and DG of projects. The ministry is also responsible for operation maintenance and control; training and development; and importing electricity from neighboring countries such as Syria, Turkey and Iran. It imports electricity from these countries to meet Iraq’s excess electricity demand.

Methodology

All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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