Iran seeks tenfold electricity exports to Pakistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 5 / Trend F.Milad/
Iran and Pakistan started new round of talks on boosting Iranian electricity exports to the neighboring country by over 10 folds to reach 4,000 megawatts (MW) per day.
Currently, Iran exports some 35MW of electricity to Pakistan on the daily basis, according to Mehr news agency.
Iran's Energy Minister Majid Namjou said that by the next three years, the country will increase the electricity exports to Pakistan by 1,000 megawatts and that Iran was working on a new power grid in order to deliver electricity to Pakistan.
Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad has said that electricity exports to Pakistan will increase step by step.
Behzad announced that Iran's power grid will soon be connected to those of the Persian Gulf littoral states.
The Iranian deputy energy minister also said that Iran's power exports are expected to reach a mark of $1billion in the current Iranian year which started on March 21.
Iran's electricity network is connected into the power grids of seven neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.