Iran’s electricity swap with neighbors ups 40 percent

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s power swap with its six neighboring countries increased by 40 percent during the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2013) in comparison with the corresponding period last year, Managing Director of Tavanir Company Homayoun Haeri announced.

Speaking on Saturday, Haeri said that according to the latest data, Iran’s electricity exports to the neighboring countries showed more than a 40 percent rise since March 21, 2013.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has currently cooperation with six neighboring countries in the field of electricity swap,” the Iranian official added.

“These countries include Turkey, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added.

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 told FNA in Tehran at the time.

By Fars News Agency


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