Iran halts electricity supply to Iraq

Iran has stopped supply of electricity to Iraq, according to the director of Iran Grid Management Company.

10 August 2021
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Iran has stopped supply of electricity to Iraq, according to the director of Iran Grid Management Company.

Iran’s dire need for electricity forced the country to stop electricity supply to the neighboring country, Mostafa Rajabi was quoted as saying by IRNA on Monday.

Elaborating on Iran’s problem for importing electricity, he said that Iran is now supplying Afghanistan with some 13MW of electricity while the figure stood at 100MW a week ago.   

“We had nearly 2000MW of electricity exports last year which has been reduced to some 150MW due to domestic needs this year,” the official said.

He added that at present, the cost of electricity generation with subsidized fuel is 1,930 rials per kw/h.

Iran’s Ministry of Energy had announced that it sells electricity to domestic consumers at 800 rials per kw/h.  

Iran’s former Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri issued a decree early July allowing the Energy Ministry to impose a cap on electricity consumption by major industries as part of struggles to minimize power outages in large cities during the summer heat wave.

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