Energy Minister: Iran's electricity exports to Afghanistan to increase

Oil&Gas Materials 22 June 2020 17:53 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 22

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran's electricity exports to Afghanistan will increase with the construction of a new power line, Minister of Energy of Iran Reza Ardakanian said, Trend reports citing the ministry’s official website.

He made the remark at a joint press conference with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar held in Tehran.

At present, the volume of Iran electricity export to Afghanistan is very small, according to Ardakanian.

The minister added that the construction of a new 220-kilowatt power line is one of the investment projects between the two countries.

The minister noted that the electricity exports to Afghanistan and other neighboring countries are part of Iran's economic cooperation plan.

"Iran intends to implement 20 electricity projects in Afghanistan. They include repairing damaged turbines and thousands of transformers, to reduce energy losses in the country's electricity grid, and other initiatives," he said.

Iran exports about 190,000 kilowatts of electricity to Afghanistan on a daily basis.