Iran eyes to increase export volume of electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 22
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Iran intends to increase the export volume of electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ali Bakhshi, head of Iran’s Electrical Industry Syndicate, said.
“About 100 megawatts accounts for the export volume of electricity from eastern Iran daily,” Bakhshi added, Trend reports referring to Fars news agency.
The head of the Syndicate added that Afghanistan and Pakistan need more than 1,000 megawatts of electricity.
"Taking this into account, it is possible to increase the export volume of electricity to these countries after the private companies are involved in the export of electricity," Bakhshi said.
While commenting on Iran's electricity export to Iraq, the head of the Syndicate said that Iran's electricity export to Iraq will be extended in 2020 because Iraq has no other way than to import electricity from Iran.
The head of the Syndicate said that besides Iran, Saudi Arabia may also export electricity to Iraq.
Bakhshi said that it will be impossible for Saudi Arabia to connect to Iraq's grid at least within the next three years.
“Saudi Arabia’s electricity is 60 hertz, while in Iraq and Iran - 50 hertz,” Bakhshi said. “Iran currently exports 1,000-1,100 megawatts of electricity to Iraq.”