India seeks to import Iranian electricity
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 19/ Trend F.Milad/
India has recently called for importing 6,000 megawatts of electricity from Iran per day, the Iranian deputy energy minister announced on Monday.
Mohammad Behzad told Mehr that the electricity exports will be conducted via land routes.
Iran will boost electricity exports to Iraq by 300 megawatts, through which 50 megawatts will be exported to Syria and Lebanon, IRNA reported.
Behzad inked an agreement in Tehran on Saturday with the deputy energy ministers of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to increase electricity exports to Iraq by 300 megawatts to 1,300 megawatts and transfer at least 50 megawatts via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.
Behzad said earlier that Iran's power exports are expected to reach $1 billion in the current Iranian year, which ends on March 19.
Iran's electricity network is connected to the power grids of seven neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.