Iranian Minister: electricity export to neighboring countries possible

Oil&Gas Materials 5 March 2019 16:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 5

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

While no additional electricity currently needed, Iran can export it to neighboring countries, Reza Ardakanian, Iranian Energy Minister, said at an event on the preparation of the infrastructure of Ramhormoz Thermal Power Plant, Trend reports.

According to Ardakanian, the production capacity of the Iranian power plants currently in use is more than 80,000 megawatts.

Ardakanian added that, when not in demand, it is possible to export the generated electricity.

"Negotiations on foreign investment planned for the Ramhormoz Thermal Power Plant will surely be productive, and work at this station will continue at an ever-increasing pace," he said.

The Ramhormoz Thermal Power Plant, located in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province, is expected to be commissioned in 2021. Investments for the construction of this station will be provided via foreign funding. An estimated 350 million euros are needed for the commissioning of the station.