Iran’s electricity swap with neighbors exceeds 2.1 GW in one day

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s electricity exchanges with the neighboring states in one day amounted to 2,201 megawatts (MW), the Energy Ministry announced.

The country exported 1,626 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia and Turkey, and imported 575 megawatts of power from Armenia and Turkmenistan on Wednesday.

Iran’s power swaps with the neighboring countries showed a positive balance of 1,051 MW on Wednesday.

Iran is currently swapping electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In October 2013, 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.

By Fars News Agency


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