Friday, January 9, 2009

Diesel generator power cost in Iraq

Becuase of power shortage in Iraq, private medium size diesel gensets are now used to supply houses and shops with power.

you can see in almost every district in Iraq cities those genrators, their capacities varies from 100 to 1000 KVA, around these genstes you are able to see bunchs of power cables connecting to houses and shops.

power supplied in amperes (unit measurement of electricity current), one ampere may cost you about 7.5 USD per month, its availabe for about 8 hours per day.

a simple calcualtion can shows that 1 KWHR can cost 14 US Cent (see the above image).


  1. Nice work, thanks alot
    can you show how did you calculate the rate.

  2. Dear, the rate was calculated as shown in the image on the top of the blog, as:

    1Amp X 220Volt X 8hr X 30day=52.8 KWHR

    and this costs 7.5 USD, thus dividing you will get 14.2 Cent/KWHR.


  3. So how much do you pay for a 1 kWhr in iraq?