The Cabinet's council in charge of energy held its
periodic meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi where
it discussed the electricity system and levels of production, distribution and
consumption in various provinces.
The meeting addressed the needs of the main and the subsidiary power stations and reviewed solutions to the urgent problems facing the electricity network.
The energy council issued several immediate decisions to strengthen the electricity system. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals have provided 350 transformers of different capacities to the Ministry of Electricity.
The decisions also includes providing the necessary financial allocations from the emergency budget for the purchase of transformers from the private sector.
The Iraq government has asked the US Administration to extend an energy waiver allowing Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran amid US sanctions against Tehran, Saad Abdulwahab Javad Qandil told semi-official news agency ISNA.