Iran’s electricity production increases 2 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.5/ Trend F.Karimov/
Iran has produced 49,197 gigawatts (GW) of electricity since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), up 2 percent compared to the past year, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Iran exported 11.054 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to its neighboring countries in the past Iranian calendar year.
Iran also imported 3.968 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, showing 8 percent rise year on year.
Iran has constructed power plants twice as many as the average number of power plants which have been constructed in the world during the past decade, deputy energy minister Mohammad Behzad has said.
The country's power generation capacity is currently at 68.38 GW, he added.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.