Power Sector Rebuild Faces Reality Check

Sawyer, Tom
May 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/30/2005, Vol. 254 Issue 21, p10
Trade Publication
The article presents information about growth in power sector in Iraq. Iraq's power system remains an anemic and fragile network of components. Reliability is compromised by shortages of replacement parts and trained operators. The Iraqi electric power sector seems always to be on the verge of breaking out. The reconstruction program also suffers from a lack of coordination between the oil and electricity sectors to ensure sufficient supply of the natural gas or diesel that most of the new equipment uses. But it then slips back and struggles again to rise even to the 4,400 MW production estimated before the March 2003.


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