Electricity: the collection project will not cost the state any financial allocations
Yesterday's economy, 12:41
Baghdad-WA – hendrin Makki
The Ministry of electricity, on Tuesday, identified five features of the electronic collection project, while noting that
the project will take an investment character and will not cost the state financial allocations, while stressing the need to proceed with the project.
Ministry spokesman Ahmed Musa told the Iraqi News Agency (WA) that
"the ministry held many meetings on electronic collection projects, electronic transformation and automation, and submitted extensive studies that include a comprehensive vision after reviewing international specifications and the experience of neighboring countries in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and even in the Kurdistan region, to the Council of ministers in order to discuss them in the previous government". Moussa continued:
"the project was supposed to be on the agenda of the previous council of ministers, in order to discuss it fully and vote on it to get the decision to proceed with it, but it was postponed to the new government, "explaining that
"we are waiting for it to be discussed at periodic council meetings and voted on, to proceed with it. He added that
"Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa al-Sudani and the minister of electricity are very interested in completing the e-collection project and moving it forward," noting that
"after submitting tenders and technical studies, time ceilings will be set for the completion of the project.
"E-transformation projects and comprehensive e-collection require the installation of smart systems, in addition to the installation of Hess and smart meter systems," he explained. He pointed out that
"the electronic transformation in the collection will work to provide services to informal informal or agricultural areas, so the regular service will be provided to adequately rehabilitate distribution networks, after they were not available within the law". He stressed that
"the installation of meters will reduce consumption and control the energy returns produced, and make them sufficient for the processing hours,
in addition, it will maximize the collection resources, and reduce losses, so the ministry through this project can control the loads".
"The prices of electronic collection will be the same as those provided with government support, so there will be no increase in prices, which will benefit middle-and low-income citizens, and will preserve energy capabilities and values,"Moussa said. He pointed out that
"the project does not need financial allocations, because it will be referred to sober investment companies after submitting their technical study and economic schedules, and carefully studied by the ministry, and then submitted to the Ministerial Energy Council, and then to the Council of ministers for approval," indicating that
"the project will take an investment character, and will not cost the state any financial allocations. He pointed out that
"there are certain obligations on the contracting companies, including the rehabilitation of distribution networks and the provision of service in a systematic manner, and therefore there are certain obligations to the parties, namely the ministry and the contracting authorities". Moussa stressed
"the importance of moving forward with the e-collection project to control the values and capabilities of energy," noting that
"all countries of the world are working on the e-transformation and e-collection project, and therefore the project should be moved forward.