On April 30, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled Iraq's Electricity Challenges: US Sanctions, Iran, and the Future of Energy”. The discussion focused on plausible ways to close the gap between electricity supply and demand in Iraq, Iraq’s dependency on Iranian imports, the impact of US Sanctions, and the implications of crashing oil prices for capital investments in the electricity grid.

Speakers:
 
Luay Al-Khatteeb
Iraq’s Minister of Electricity
 

Jessica Obeid
Chatham House Energy Consultant & Academy Associate

Ahmed Tabaqchali
Senior Fellow, IRIS 

Mac Skelton, moderator
IRIS Director