Iran mulls power transmission to Afghanistan, Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-08 04:26:37|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TEHRAN, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Iran is considering exports of electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Iran daily reported on Saturday.

"Given that neighboring countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan in particular, need electricity, necessary measures should be taken to link Iran's power grid to theirs," Deputy Executive Director of Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) Davoud Manzour said on Saturday.

Iran is currently exporting 1,400 megawatts of electricity to Iraq, Manzour said, adding that the country is expected to turn into a regional hub in power generation and supply.

In January, Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Alireza Daemi said that Iran is mulling plans to boost power exchanges with regional states, particularly its neighbors.

Daemi said that the Islamic republic is planning to increase electric exchanges with regional countries, including Russia, Tajikistan and the Persian Gulf littoral states.

"The current power grid network and the exchanges of electricity enable Iran to be connected to Georgia via Armenia's power grid and to Slovenia and Europe via Turkey," the official said.