Iranian electricity export, import up
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 10 / Trend, A.Yusifzade /
Iran exported 5,770 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity to its neighboring states from the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (that started March 21, 2010), Moj reported.
The amount shows 6.58 percent increase in comparison to previous year's amount.
Iran also increased its electricity imports from pervious year's figure of 1,882 GWh to 2,904 GWh during the mentioned time span. The figure shows a 64.8 percent increase in Iran's electricity imports.
Earlier, Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said Russia, India, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, Syria and Oman are the new countries demanding electricity from Iran.
According to the minister, Iran has the capability to turn into a regional exporter of electricity.