Iran to transfer electricity to Syria and Lebanon via Iraq
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 19/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran will boost electricity exports to Iraq by 300 megawatts, through which 50 megawatts will be exported to Syria and Lebanon, IRNA news agency reported.
Iranian deputy energy minister Mohammad Behzad inked an agreement in Tehran on Saturday with deputy energy ministers of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to increase electricity exports to Iraq by 300 megawatts to reach 1,300 megawatts and transfer at least 50 megawatts via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.
Behzad said earlier that Iran's power exports are expected to reach $1billion in the current Iranian year which ends on March 19.
Iran's electricity network is connected to the power grids of seven neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.