Iran’s electricity export increases 24 per cent

Business Materials 26 December 2011 14:31 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26/ Trend M. Moezzi

Iran's export of electricity to its neighbours has increased around 24 per cent over the last year, the Irna news agency reported.

Since the beginning of this Iranian year (Iran's solar year ends in March) Iran has exported more than 6000 gigawatt (GW) hours of electricity to neighbouring countries. This figure was 4,917 GW over the same period last year

Iran has more electricity to export since a programme to end subsides for commodities and energy began in December 2010.

Iran exchanges energy with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Nakhichivan Iraq and Afghanistan.