The Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) has embarked on the implementation of a new super grid project, connecting the GCC with the southern region of Iraq, according to a press statement. The interconnection project, slated for completion by late 2024, marks the first-ever expansion beyond the electrical grid system of the GCC countries. The project will satisfy a significant portion of the electric power demand in southern Iraq, supplying 500 megawatts (MW). Boasting a transmission capacity of 1,800 megawatts (MW) and spanning an impressive length of 295 kilometers, this transmission line is set to redefine the region’s power infrastructure.
- GCCIA and Iraq embark on a major 500 MW grid interconnection project