The yet-to-be formed government has much to do to fix its powergen problem. 

Iraq’s government has held talks with two of the world’s leading turbine and generator manufacturers in a bid to rev up the country’s electricity generation and supply at a time of mounting public anger, particularly in the Basra area, over power blackouts and water shortages.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi sat down with the president of Germany’s Siemens, Joe Kaeser, to discuss the...