Iran to connect power grid with Lebanon, Persian Gulf states
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 26 /Trend F.Milad/
Iran is planning to connect its national electricity grid to Lebanon, African countries as well as the Persian Gulf littoral states in the near future, Deputy Iranian Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad has said on Wednesday, Mehr news agency reported.
Over 95 percent of equipments required for the Iranian power industry are produced by domestic manufacturers, Behzad said.
During the first half of this year, Iran's electricity export to neighbors was 4 billion kwh, ILNA reported earlier, quoting Managing Director of Iran's power network Mir Fatah Qarehbaghi as saying.
"Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.
This year, the volume of Iran's electricity export to Iraq reached the highest rate," he said. "The country imported 100 million kilowatt hour."