Russia, Turkey agree to construct power plant in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21/ Trend A. Qurbanova/
Iran has reached an agreement with Turkey to invest in the construction of a joint power plant. Iran has also negotiated with Russia to build a power plant in Iran, the Mehr News Agency reported quoting Energy Minister Majid Namjou as saying.
"We agreed with Turkey to invest in the construction of a joint power plant in Iran. They can export electricity to other countries from the joint power plant afterward," he said.
Iran had negotiations with Russia's Energy Minister, Sergei Shmatko, during his visit to Tehran. Two parties agreed on the construction of power plants in Iran which export electricity, he added.
Iran exports more than 3,630 Giga Watts per hour of electricity to neighbors, from the start of the current solar year on March 20, 2011. The export showed a 25.54 percent increase.
Today, Iran exports electricity to Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (to Nakhchivan), Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan.