Iran’s Ministry of Energy says the country’s electricity exports in the first quarter of the current Persian calendar year (started March 21, 2014) witnessed a 12.43-percent year-on-year growth.
During the period, Iran exported nearly 3,215 gigawatts/hour of electricity to its neighboring countries, compared with nearly 2,860 gigawatts/hour the same period last year.
Iran has energy exchange with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Islamic Republic seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted major investments for the construction of three new power plants.
On October 30, 2013, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said exporting technical and engineering services in the field of water and electricity to other countries, especially in the Middle East, is one of the policies of the Iranian Ministry of Energy.
By Press TV
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