Fahdawi: 3000 MW were lost due to fuel shortages and distribution of investment does not mean privatization

02/09/2016 12:01:00 am

Detection and Electricity Minister Qassim Fahdawi, on Monday, for the loss of 3,000 megawatts of electricity to the lack of enough fuel to run them, as he pointed out that the investment in the distribution and collection industry does not mean the existence of a trend to privatize the electricity sector.

Said Fahdawi at a news conference with members of the Commission on oil and energy parliamentary parliament building and attended (range Press), "The meeting between me and the members of the Committee on Energy Parliamentary been the search of private sector participation in electricity distribution and there were observations and objections on this issue," noting that "this project is not a privatization of a general sense because the buildings and stations will remain, however, the government, while the distributors they work on the energy distribution of the citizens against the proportion of the collection that are Asthsalha."
Fahdawi added that "the project has been done so far to more than 1%, and if we calculate all the provinces of Iraq, there are efforts to work through to completion of this project in order to rationalize consumption reduction is possible, which contributes to increasing the hours of processing to the citizen."
The Minister of Electricity that "there are nearly three thousand megawatts of electricity is included service as a result of the lack of fuel and the financial crisis," pointing out that the plan was last year's field of production-sector investment, but this year they relate to the areas of distribution. "
The Commission on oil and energy in the Iraqi Council of Representatives, announced Monday, for hosting and Electricity Minister Qassim Fahdawi to discuss investment and privatization sectors in the ministry and its plan for the current year 2016.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Electricity announced on Tuesday (25 August 2015), a tender for the service three shops in eastern Baghdad's Zayouna area, and the collection of wages of consumers where the current Baltsairh, for three years, while pledged to equip those areas continuous card without interruption, and the company backup materials for the maintenance of networks, confirmed that the experiment aims to reduce Aldhaiat consumption and improve the collection of fees, as a prelude to apply to the rest of the regions.
It is noteworthy that this step comes in the wake of the mobility of the peoples included 11 provinces, to protest against the deterioration of electricity and non-implementation of the promises "Dumped optimistic" about improvement, launched by senior former government officials, particularly the president, Nouri al-Maliki and Vice President for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani.
The Ministry of Electricity Project and is a further step to privatize the sector, after the approval of more than one official in the current government, the inability to cope with the burden, "heavy" to perpetuate the work of the national system about the satisfaction of the masses.