Iraq

Iraq is one of the world’s most important oil producers and has among the largest proven petroleum reserves. Over the past years, Iraq’s energy sector has suffered due to the war and energy demand is now outpacing capacity expansion. The country’s total primary energy consumption is based on petroleum, and the rest is supplied by natural gas.

Iraq suffers from serious power shortages due to insufficient generating capacity and increasing energy demand. The government plans to increase the generation expansion with natural gas and renewable energy facilities. Iraq aims to have 2.24 GW of electricity generation come from renewable energy by 2025. Iraq adopted its first NEEAP in 2013.

Iraq is a RCREEE member state since 2008. 

The unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19 across the globe, triggered several challenges and uncertainties in different sectors, where the renewable energy industry is no exception to this suffering. Renewable energy is well acknowledged as an indisputable...
After organizing several certification rounds in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Syria/Lebanon, RCREEE in co-operation with League of Arab States welcome all Arab industrial, service and commercial establishments and individuals interested in the market of energy managers to register at PA-CEMP program...
In 2018, the global electric vehicles (EVs) fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year as confirmed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2019 Global EV outlook. Additionally, the cost of EVs in the past five years has dropped sharply encouraging more adoption of EVs...
The Arab States region doubles capacity in renewables in just two years. Increased effort needed to reach ambitious targets and accelerate climate action The Arab States region has doubled its capacity to produce renewable energy in the space of just two years, says fifth edition of AFEX report by...
20 November 2019- Erbil, Iraq: Under the framework of “Catalyzing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy in Iraq “project phase II, RCREEE,GEF and UNDP organized a regional knowledge exchange workshop on means to leverage Iraq Academic and Vocational Training in Renewable Energy field. With the...
Under the patronage of Ministry of Electricity in Iraq, RCREEE, UNDP and GEF organized a workshop on Solar Energy project policies and opportunities for the Iraqi private sector. The workshop aimed to support local service provides benefiting from GEF project supported policies. It also focused on...
November 3, 2019- Cairo, Egypt: RCREEEE 18th Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting was held in an extraordinary session in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting kicked off with a welcoming speech by BoT chairman and Director of the National Energy Research Center (NERC), Dr. Younis Ali. The meeting agenda included a...
November 19, 2019- Iraq: To train the trainers in Iraq, RCREEE joined hands with UNDP, GEF and IAREEE to train national professionals in the field of solar applications under the patronage of Iraqi ministry of Electricity. As part of the 3 day program, participants were introduced to a vast number...
November 18, 2019- Erbil, Iraq: RCREEE participated at aone day workshop tackling “Private Sector investments in Sustainable Energy Project and Opportunities in Iraq”. The workshop came as part of the activities of Catalyzing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy” project (Phase II) implemented by...
Tackling Sustainable Financing of Development, RCREEE joins the second edition of Arab Sustainable Development Week 2019 held under the auspices of His Excellency, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi president of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo, Egypt on 3-6 November 2019. As a speaker, RCREEE...

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Description: In its fifth edition AFEX report confirms the strong commitment of the Arab counties to embrace strong forward policies and capture the immense value of the RE business.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2019
Langauge: English
Description: This paper was presented in the 11th Arab Energy Conference in Morocco. This paper briefly presents the role of IOCs in the de-carbonization process and the new business models that are currently used worldwide.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2018
Langauge: English
Description: Pan Arab Certified Energy Management Professional Program (PA-CEMP) is a professional certification program endorsed by the Executive Bureau of the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity in their 32th session on May 31, 2016.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: The AFEX Energy Efficiency 2017 details the efforts and progress achieved by Arab countries to develop their energy efficiency markets throughout the various sectors and put forth comprehensive road-maps that effectively establish targeted EE programs.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This guideline identifies the technical requirements and frame works needed to integrate different renewable energy technologies into electricity grids.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Tourism is a key dynamic industry that has played a pivotal role in flourishing economies in the MENA region over the past years. This manual looks into the Solar PV & Thermal Applications for Hotel Sector in the MENA region.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This document presents a reporting methodology for the Arab Renewable Energy Framework “AREF”.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: This document establishes a common framework for the promotion of energy from renewable sources & includes guiding recommendations for achieving national targets.
Document type: Models & Guides
Publication Year: 2017
Langauge: English
Description: Flyer for the Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region.
Document type: Brochures
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English
Description: AFEX™ is the first Arab index dedicated to monitoring and analyzing sustainable energy competitiveness in the Arab region and offers both quantitative and qualitative analysis on key renewable energy and energy efficiency markets in 20 Arab countries.
Document type: Reports and Studies
Publication Year: 2016
Langauge: English

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At RCREEE, we believe that our region’s young talents are its most valuable asset. The Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY) is a regional sustainable energy internship program which targets young professionals and post graduate students of engineering, economy, and law fields from the...

We are honored to present RCREEE representatives in Iraq as follows

Board of Trustees Member

Dr. Qasim Kadhim Hunehen
Assistant Director General, Planning and Studies
Ministry of Electricity

Focal Point

Mr. Shamel Mazkour
Ministry of Electricity