Iran exports 10b kWh power to regional countries

Tehran, May 30, IRNA – Deputy energy minister announced that Iran has exported ten billion kWh of electricity to regional countries during the past Iranian calendar year that ended on March 19.

Houshang Falahatian made the announcement here Monday at the 11th International Energy Conference that started work Sunday for two days.

During the past decade, Iran has installed facilities with capacity of 37,000 MW in power plants, Falahatian said, adding the country ranks 14th in world regarding that issue.

Also, the capacity of 74,000 MW in Iran will reach 100,000 MW by 2020, he said.

Iran is a country enjoying the largest installed capacity in power plants in the Middle East, said the official.

At present, Iran exchanges electricity with neighboring countries including Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq and Turkey, he added.