MEED conference told that power demand in KRG region forecast to rise to 10GW in 2023

Rapid economic and population growth in Iraqi Kurdistan will lift annual peak power demand to 10,000MW in 2023 according to a new report completed for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the MEED Kurdistan Projects conference in Erbil was told this afternoon.

Peak power demand is projected to rise to 4,230MW this summer.

Advisor to the KRG’s minister of electricity Ameen Hawramany said that power demand in the KRG region had grown by 16.55 per cent a year on average in 2011-13. He said a report by the UN Development programme forecast that peak power demand in Iraqi Kurdistan would rise to 7,000MW in 2018.

MEED’s Kurdistan Projects 2014 Conference was organised in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the KDBC and the UKTI. Taqa is strategic event partner. Conference sponsors are Drake & Scull, Falcon Group and Hill International. Jotun is exhibitor and Parsons is networking programme sponsor.