China to build coal-fired power station in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.4 / Trend F.Milad/
The deputy Iranian energy minister has said that a Chinese company will participate in building Iran's first coal-fired power plant.
Mohammad Behzad told the Mehr news agency that some $1 billion will be invested in the project.
The Tabas power station will generate 650 megawatts of electricity. The facility is expected to come on stream by 2015, the report added.
During the first half of this year, Iran's electricity export to neighbors was 4 billion kwh, ILNA reported earlier, quoting Managing Director of Iran's power network Mir Fatah Qarehbaghi as saying.
"Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.
This year, the volume of Iran's electricity export to Iraq reached the highest rate," he said. "The country imported 100 million kilowatt hour."