There has been rumblings about this on and off, so much that the government isn't putting out it's periodical report on electricity in Baghdad anymore.
It's the opposite of their "If you keep repeating it you will make it so", version 2.0, "If you just never mention it, it isn't happening.
Iraq Power Grid Said to Be Near Collapse
By STEVEN R. HURST
Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's power grid is on the brink of collapse because of insurgent sabotage of infrastructure, rising demand, fuel shortages and provinces that are unplugging local power stations from the national grid, officials said Saturday.
Electricity Ministry spokesman Aziz al-Shimari said power generation nationally is only meeting half the demand, and there had been four nationwide blackouts over the past two days. The shortages across the country are the worst since the summer of 2003, shortly after the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, he said.