Floating plants to ease Iraq power shortage

Government hopes electricity-generating ships can help solve crisis.

    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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