Iran “ready” to double power export

Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Armenia are already imorting some part of their needed elictricity from Iran which now says can increase the export.

5 January 2019
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Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Armenia are already imorting some part of their needed elictricity from Iran which now says can increase the export.

Isfahan Shahid Montazeri Power Plant located in central Iran.

Iran is prepared to double its electricity export to neighbouring countries , says Iran Power Generation and Transmission Company (Tavanir).

“Our power export to other countries is very low in comparison to the amount that is generated inside Iran,” said Tavanir’s Managing Director, Mohammad Hassan Motavvalizade, according to ISNA.

Iran exports more than 1,000 megawatts of powers to its neighbours with Iraq being the main importer. “We also supply Afghanistan and Pakistan with power,” added the head of Iran’s state company. Some of Iran elictricity also goes to Armenia as well. 

“Iran has electric cooperation with nearly all the countries with which shares border,” stressed the official.

Tavanir’s chief executive says Iran exports a small portion of the power it generates and that his country can increase the amount according to the countries’ needs and the infrastructure in place.

President of Iran-Iraq joint Chamber of Commerce, Alireza Kolahi, said in December that Iranian power plants inside the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Najaf are also supplying power to the country’s national grid.

Watch video: Alireza Kolahi talks Iranian power plants inside Iraq

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Power, Omar Ayub Khan, has also said that Islamabad is looking forward to boost its existing power cooperation with Iran. "Pakistan is ready to hold negotiations on the renewal of the agreement on 100MW electricity import to Balochistan province,", Ayub Khan said during a Monday meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, in Islamabad.  

The Iranian government is focusing much on further increase its power exports to regional countries. President Hassan Rouhani has called it the “power diplomacy” and called on his ministers to devise plans to hike the electricity export.

Iran plans to export power to other countries worth 33 billion dollars until 2025, said Ali Bakhtiar, deputy Energy Minister for Planning and Economic Affairs.  

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