Iran has the capacity to export 20,000 megawatts of electricity to regional states, according to Iran’s Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA).
egional countries are good markets for Iran’s electricity output and current exports stand at 1,400 megawatts, Abbas Aliabadi, MAPNA’s Managing Director told The Islamic Republic News Agency (TRNA) on Tuesday.
Aliabadi stated that MAPNA was established for export purposes and explained the value of gas fields for job creation.
Power plants capacity stands at 70,000 megawatts and Iran ranks 14th in the world in this respect, he added. Turkey, with the same population as Iran, generates around two third of the Islamic Republic’s wattage.
He further explained that Pakistan, with a population of three times that of Iran generates only 14, 500 megawatts of electricity – one fifth of Iran’s. The statistics reveal that the neighboring states of Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan and India and the Persian Gulf littoral states are good markets for Iran’s power industry.
By AME Info
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