Kirkuk – Baiji Line is a 400kV overhead line from Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq, to Baiji, Saladin, Iraq.

The project, which is currently under construction, is expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Kirkuk – Baiji Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Ministry of Electricity, Iraq. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

The development of the Kirkuk – Baiji Line project has been approved by the Ministry of Electricity, Iraq.

Kirkuk – Baiji Line project development status

The construction works on the Kirkuk – Baiji Line project commissioning is expected in 2021.

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.


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.