The Ministry of Electricity announced on Friday the loss of 800 MW of the national system with the fall of towers to transfer energy due to bad weather.
“The national electricity system lost 800 megawatts of electricity due to bad weather, storms and high winds,” said ministry spokesman Musab al-Mudar. “This morning, which led to the fall of a number of power transmission towers and the departure of lines from service in Diyala province.
“The separation of the high-voltage power transmission line (Diyala-Kirkuk) has led to the determination of the installed capacity of the governorates of Kirkuk and Mosul up to (400 MW).
The separation of the electric power supply line (Mersad-Diyala) led to the loss of generating capacity of 400 megawatts. As a result, the capital Baghdad and the provinces of the central region were affected.
The spokesman noted that the engineering and technical staff in the Directorate General for the transfer of energy high Euphrates has started since the morning of the first morning to repair towers that fell and maintenance of the remaining towers affected, in the separate lines, and so far work is still ongoing.