The Risha power plant is situated in the northeastern town of Ruweished, near the Iraqi border. Egypt’s Electricity Minister Hassan Yunis announced in early November that Egypt was examining the possibility of providing Iraq with 500 megawatts of electricity daily through Jordan, reported the local daily the Jordan Times. Iraq needs to raise its electricity output from the present 5,000 MW a day, to about 12,000 MW, according to the Iraqi Electricity Ministry.