Akaz power station

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Akaz power station (محطة كهرباء عكّاز, محطة كهرباء القائم) is an operating power station of at least 250-megawatts (MW) in Al-Qa'im, Anbar, Iraq with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Akaz power station Al-Qa'im, Anbar, Iraq 34.31686, 41.16026 (approximate)[1]

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] gas, fuel oil[3] 125[3] gas turbine[4] not found 2021[2]
Unit 2 operating[2][3][5] gas, fuel oil[3] 125[3] gas turbine[4] not found 2022[6]
Unit ST pre-construction[7] waste heat[7] 125[8] steam turbine[8] not found not found

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Iraq Ministry of Electricity[9] Iraq Ministry of Electricity [100.0%]
Unit 2 Iraq Ministry of Electricity[9] Iraq Ministry of Electricity [100.0%]
Unit ST Iraq Ministry of Electricity[8] Iraq Ministry of Electricity [100.0%]

Project-level captive use details

  • Captive industry use (heat or power): power[10][11]
  • Captive industry: Other[10][11]


In May 2021 after being delayed during construction the first unit of the plant began trial operations.[12]

As of July 2021 there is no information on the proposed units 3 and 4, and they are assumed to be cancelled.

Articles and Resources


  1. https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B019'00.7%22N+41%C2%B009'36.9%22E/@34.316862441.15807117z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x38bcf64ca6aeec10!8m2!3d34.316858!4d41.1602597. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://web.archive.org/web/20220709113518/https://baghdadtoday.news/news/165098/%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%BA%D9%8A%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B7. Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 https://web.archive.org/web/20210719224437/https://www.alalam.ir/news/5597163/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82--%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%86%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%BA%D9%8A%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D9%83%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B9%D9%83%D9%91%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AF%D8%A9. Archived from the original on 19 July 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://snmec.com/2019/02/06/akazgaspowerplant/. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. https://rasediraqi.com/214991/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A1-%D8%A8%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%BA%D9%8A%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B7%D8%A9--%D9%83%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B9%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A8%D9%84. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20220712143451/https://alforatnews.iq/news/%D9%88%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A5%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%AD-%D9%85%D8%AD%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%B9%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%AF%D9%85-%D8%A5%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B2%D9%86%D8%A9-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A8%D8%A8-%D9%84%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%B6%D8%B1%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%8B-%D9%83%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%8B. Archived from the original on 12 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 https://www.ina.iq/165444--.html https://moelc.gov.iq/upload/1396762739.pdf، https://www.ina.iq/165444--.html. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240201113928/https://moelc.gov.iq/verify/index.php?url=/upload/1396762739.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 01 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Annual Statistical Report for the Year 2018, Iraqi Ministry of Electricity". Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20220709074752/https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?Jimare=63130. Archived from the original on 09 July 2022. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |archive-date= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20230120045943/https://attaqa.net/2022/10/19/%d9%82%d8%b7%d8%a7%d8%b9-%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%83%d9%87%d8%b1%d8%a8%d8%a7%d8%a1-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82-%d9%8a%d8%aa%d9%84%d9%82%d9%89-%d8%af%d8%b9%d9%85%d9%8b%d8%a7-%d8%a8%d8%aa/. Archived from the original on 20 January 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. الأنبار تعلن تشغيل محطة كهرباء عكّاز الغازية الجديدة, Almehwar Today, May 17, 2021

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