Iran to boost electricity export to Iraq
Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad says Iran's electricity export to Iraq will expand with the construction of a new power transmission line, Press TV reported.
"With the construction of the 400 KW Karkheh-Al-Amarah power line, the amount of Iran's electricity export to Iraq will climb to over a thousand megawatts," Behzad was quoted by IRNA as saying on Saturday.
The Karkheh-Al-Amarah power line project is carried out by Iran's Tavanir Company and is currently under construction. It is 73 kilometers long, 70 kilometers of which will be in Iraqi soil.
Iran's power export to Iraq stands at 650 megawatts at present.
Meanwhile, Iran and India reached an agreement in 2010 to jointly construct power plants and exchange electricity.
Construction of new power plants in the two states and the exchange of about 6,000 megawatts of electricity were envisaged in the agreement between Tehran and New Delhi.
Apart from India, the Islamic Republic exports power to other countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Republic of Azerbaijan, Pakistan, and Turkey, and imports electricity from Armenia and Turkmenistan.