Reconstruction of the Kurdistan Region's Electricity Sector


Electricity rehabilitation in northern Iraq. Photo by UNDP Iraq 2012

This project aims to enhance the outreach and reliability of the electricity network in Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

Problems in the electricity sector are widespread across Iraq. Power generation is hampered by aging power plants and shortages in fuel and water. This project will upgrade the transmission and distribution systems to increase the availability of electricity for the people of the Kurdistan Region. As a result, the project will also promote socio-economic stability and economic growth in the region.

What have we accomplished so far?

  • Supported the regional Ministry of Electricity in Kurdistan in ļ¬nalising contracts worth a total of US$ 50 million.
  • Tested and built 13 mobile substations and one thousand electrical transformers.
  • Ensured 13 mobile electricity substations are now operational.
  • Oversaw installation of 100% of delivered distribution equipment.

Funding information

Donor Amount
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
US$ 5,600,000



As of 2012, this project has delivered US$ 5.6 million.

Project Duration
Geographic Coverage
Kurdistan Region
Focus Areas
Poverty Reduction, Environment and Energy
MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability, MDG 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Project officer
Shigeru Handa
Kurdistan Region Ministry of Planning, Kurdistan Region Ministry of Finance
Related Documents
Project Document