A government advisor talks about alternative energy in Iraq
Economie | 09:11 - 08/22/2021
Baghdad - Mawazine News
The economic advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, confirmed, on Sunday, that it is time for Iraq to enter into the aspect of producing alternative or clean energy, which is solar energy, especially since we are a solar country, and this in itself is a gift from God that must be invested, indicating that the government’s orientation in this direction and we may notice results over the next five years.
Saleh said, according to the official newspaper, "We are a hot country in the summer, and turning to alternative energy to generate electricity is an important matter and reduces pressure on the national grid, and the world today is interested in this issue, and Iraq also entered this field strongly because of the problems of providing electrical energy, especially in The summer, in which electricity consumption doubles dramatically, and I believe that this energy produced by the sun will run in a parallel line with the energy of electricity by fuel and gas.”
He added: "In the past, the interest in energy produced by fuel, but today there is a correct trend towards clean energy, which is solar, and there is a tendency to support and support its technology,
and in the next five years it will take a large space in the industry in Iraq, and it will be parallel and solve many problems,"
referring to "Iraq's contract With a French company to generate a large amount of energy, up to 10,000 megawatts of solar energy.
He continued: "Using this approach in villages and rural areas is important because solar energy cells can be applied to one house, and thus electricity can be provided to them individually, and working towards spreading the use of solar energy is very important, especially since there are devices that work on that energy and today there is Factories with which solar energy systems are established.
And Saleh stated that "There are two approaches to this side. The first approach is through the private sector, and there is a second orientation, which is the energy policy and the provision of alternative energy.”
Noting that "the energy policy in Iraq has changed fundamentally and clean energy will take a level equivalent to the energy produced by fuel, and these things are not easy and must be investment and take time, and it is possible to glimpse its final results between three to five years to come," stressing that
"this trend reduces The burden is on the state.” Ended 29/A 43