Iran trades 2.229GW of electricity with neighbors

Business Materials 19 June 2015 11:36 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 19

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran traded 2.229 gigawatts of electricity with the neighboring countries on June 16.

The country exported 1,589 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia and Turkey, and imported 640 megawatts of electricity from Armenia and Turkmenistan, Iran's Fars news agency reported June 19.

This put Iran's electricity trade with the neighboring countries into a positive balance of 949 megawatts.

Iran is currently trading electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Iran's electricity generation capacity is currently 68,932 megawatts, of which 57,541 megawatts is generated by thermal power plants, 9,686 megawatts is generated by hydroelectric power plants, 1,020 megawatts is generated by nuclear power plants, 466 megawatts is generated by distributed generation power plants, and 219 megawatts is generated by renewable energy power plants.

The peak of electricity consumption in Iran has reached 46,500 megawatts per day.

Edited by CN