Floating plants to ease Iraq power shortage

Government hopes electricity-generating ships can help solve crisis.

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    Nine years after the war and with billions of US dollars spent, electricity is still in short supply in Iraq.

    The government is looking to use electricity-generating ships to meet the expected uptick in demand in the coming summer months.

    In electricity-strapped provinces like Basra, where the power generated by a Turkish 'floating electricity plant' is diverted to the national grid, there is an especially high need.

    Jane Arraf reports from Abu Falous Port in Basra.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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