Iran to create Islamic world power grid
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16/ Trend M. Moezzi
Representatives from Syria, Iraq and Lebanon will travel to Iran next week for discussions on creating an 'Islamic world' electricity network, Mehr news agency reports.
The shared power grid follows a preliminary agreement to build a 1000 kilometre long 'Islamic' gas pipeline through the four countries.
If Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon reach a final agreement, they could exchange 1600 megawatts of electricity a day.
The Karkheh-Al-Emareh transmission line from Iran to Iraq has the capacity to transfer a thousand megawatts of power a day. Syria and Lebanon can then receive electricity through that line.
The Iranian conglomerate MAPNA which will build a new power plant in Syria will also set up 20 wind turbines with the capacity to produce about 50 megawatts of electricity.
In another agreement Iran will help Syria modernise the administration of its electricity network. The assistance Iran will provide ranges from automated meter readings, software design and calculating production costs.
The ministry of energy will recommend that Iranian companies can take on the projects in Syria.