Iran to export electricity to Egypt, Syria, Jordan through Iraq

Oil&Gas Materials 26 July 2011 13:08 (UTC +04:00)

Iran Azerbaijan, Baku, July 26 / Trend /

Iran will export electricity to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan through Iraq, Mehr News Agency reported quoting Iraq Electricity Minister Raad Shalal al- Ani as saying.

"The operation will be implemented through one control unit. Iran and Iraq intend to apply various power exchanges through one network", he said.

The network transfer of electricity is expected to begin by 2014 by Iran to export its electricity to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan through the Iraqi network.

Iran also plans to increase its electricity export to Iraq from 800 megawatt to 1,250 megawatt in 2012, IRNA reported, quoting Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou as saying.

"Two countries negotiated the launch of a 400 kilowatt power line and we hope the export volume will increase next summer", he said.

Iran currently exports 800 megawatts of electricity to Iraq and plans to send a technical team to Iraq to run new projects which would increase the volume of export to 1,250 megawatts.