Iran Ups Electricity Exchange with Neighbors
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran increased its power exchanges with its neighboring countries in one day, the Energy Minister announced.
Iran exchanged 1,859 megawatts (MW) of power with its neighbors on Saturday showing an increase of 65 megawatts, the ministry said. The country exported 1,349 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia and Turkey, and imported 510 megawatts of power from Armenia and Turkmenistan yesterday. Iran's power swaps with the neighboring countries showed a positive balance of 537 MW. Iran is currently swapping electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan. In October, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian expressed pleasure in the growing volume of Iran's power exports to the neighboring states, and said Iraq, a main consumer of Iranian electricity, has called on Tehran to boost power supplies to the country. “We are moving on a growing trend in exporting electricity to the neighboring countries, including Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Chitchian said at the time. Source:Farsnews