Iran, Qatar discuss electricity exchange

Oil&Gas Materials 29 September 2020 09:59
Iran, Qatar discuss electricity exchange

TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 29


The Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Minister of Energy of Qatar discussed the importance and benefits of connecting Iran's electricity network to Qatar in a video conference.

In the video conference meeting between Reza Ardakanian and Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, the two sides discussed regional initiatives to develop cooperation in unconventional water affairs, including seawater desalination and the use of treated wastewater, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.

The Qatari side announced its readiness to participate in the mutual plans.

Ardakanian raised the issue of electricity exchange with Qatar.

Referring to the continuous exchange of electricity between Iran and other neighbors, he says that Qatar sometimes has excess electricity production and this electricity has a good market in the region including Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

While announcing the support of the unconventional water projects Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, suggested the expert meetings on the relevant projects.

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi said that the electricity exchange between the two countries is possible and this proposal should be worked on.

He went on to say that the projects can be implemented by the private sector of the two countries.