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Syria and Iraq agree to help each other fight against power outages – infrastructural integration begins

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December 30, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria and Iraq have agreed on a new electricity deal that will integrate their grids.

Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zouheir Kharboutli and his Iraqi counterpart Qasim Mohammad al-Fahadawi signed the deal on Thursday.

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Fahadawi arrived in Damascus on Tuesday with a technical team to complete the Syrian-Iraqi electricity linkage project.

They also a schedule to define, implement, and re-run two high voltage lines which would transmit electricity between the two countries.

If one country is experiencing electricity shortages and the other has an oversupply, the oversupply can be redirected to meet the demands of the suffering country. This is expected to significantly help fight against electricity blackouts in both countries.

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