No power blackouts during summer, Iranian official says
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 13/ Trend F.Milad/
Overhauling the country's national power plants will be completed within the next 20 days and there will be no blackouts across the country during the summer, said the managing director of Iran power generation, transmission and distribution management company (TAVANIR).
At present, some 120 million cubic meters of natural gas is fed to power plants per day, Homayoun Haeri added, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.
In February, Haeri said that Iran exchanged some 1.8 gig watts (GW) of electricity with the neighbouring countries, ILNA news agency reported.
Armenia was the main exporter of power to Iran and Iraq was the main importer with 284 megawatts of export and 1054 megawatts of imports, respectively.
Iran plans to connect its national power electricity grid to Russia by the next calendar year which will end on March 20, 2013.
Iran will exchange up to 15 billion kilowatt hours (BkWh) of electricity with its neighbours by the end of the current year, up 50 per cent year on year.
The country is currently exchanging electricity with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Nakhichevan, Turkey and Turkmenistan and plans to add 5000 megawatts of capacity to its power grid annually.