This report is essential piece of research for all those seeking business opportunities in Iraq’s power generation, transmission and distribution system in 2011 and beyond.

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This report looks at the plans to transform the Iraqi power sector which is currently under severe pressure to facilitate a growing public demand for electricity.

“Although progress with Iraq’s reconstruction since 2003 has proceeded more slowly than anticipated, this report demonstrates how the Iraqi Government is pressing ahead with ambitious programmes of investment in generation, transmission and distribution” says report author, Edmund O’Sullivan. This report will provide you with:

  • Insight into the political and economic context of Iraq in 2011
  • An understanding of Iraq’s electricity generation, transmission and distribution system
  • Details of the Iraq electricity masterplan 2015-30
  • An overview of the Ministry of Electricity IPP programme
  • Data on Electricity in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • A practical guide to laws, regulations and security – doing business in Iraq


Gain essential insight into:

  • Power station fuel requirements
  • Long-term project finance issues and delivery of required skills
  • The need for comprehensive supporting legislation
  • Security issues and how they can be addressed

This unique report will enable you to acquire unparalleled insight into the transformation plans of the Iraqi power sector.



Tables, charts and maps

1. Average Iraqi oil production
2. Iraqi GDP
3. Iraqi current account
4. Iraq fact file
5. The Iraq electricity generation and transmission system
6. The US government’s electricity investment spending
7. The PCO/GRD programme
8. Power stations
9. Power production by source, 2009
10. Power production by source, 2010
11. The transmission and distribution infrastructure
12. Actual production and demand
13. Peak supply and demand loads
14. Power production and demand by month and by source
15. Power production and demand by month
16. Electricity Ministry’s maintenance and rehabilitation plan
17. Electricity Ministry’s planned projects
18. Recent major EPC contract awards in the power generation sector
19. Natural gas reserves by region
20. Natural gas production by region
21. Oil production development licences
22. Projected gas availability
23. Existing and planned gas processing plant capacity
24. Long-term bulk supply point forecasts
25. Maximum capacity of all available plants
26. The 2009 fuel burn balance
27. On schedule and delayed projects
28. Committed thermal units
29. Committed ‘other’ units
30. Committed ‘other’ project
31. The location of committed power generation capacity
32. Recommended power generation investment plant by unit type
33. Power generation by feedstock type
34. Projected heavy fuel oil usage under the recommended generation plan
35.The cost of the long-term generation investment
36. The short-term transmission plan’s overall requirements
37. The 400kV transmission network in 2015 under the short-term transmission plan
38. The short-term transmission plan’s cost breakdown
39. The 400/132kV grid supply point requirements under the long-term transmission plan
40. Load centres, zones and gas locations under the long-term transmission plan
41. The 132kV requirements under the long-term transmission plan
42. Overall investment in transmission equipment under the long-term transmission plan
43. Total estimated investment required in the electricity sector
44. Planned gas plants
45. The sites of the proposed IPPs
46. The demand and supply balance in the three northern governorates
47. Power generation capacity owned by MGI
48. The Kurdistan transmission network in 2010
49. The Kurdistan transmission network in 2015


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  • Forecasting of future projects

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Off-the-shelf reports

MEED Insight also offers a series of off-the-shelf reports on a range of different sectors and industries. The information compiled for these reports comes from a variety of sources, including MEED magazine,, MEED Events and MEED Projects, as well as primary and secondary research.

Our current off-the-shelf reports include:

  • GCC Projects Forecast & Review 2010
  • Power & Water in the GCC 2010
  • GCC ICT Projects Outlook & Review
  • Libya Power & Desalination
  • Middle East Steel 2009
  • Wastewater in the GCC
  • Middle East Cement 2009
  • MENA Mining 2009
  • MENA Aluminium 2009
  • GCC District Cooling
  • GCC Economic Outlook

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