Iran to double power exports to Turkey within 45 days
Azerbaijan, Baku, Apr. 4/ Trend F.Milad/
Iran will double exports of electricity to Turkey to nearly 400 megawatts per hour within the next 45 days, an official with the Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday.
"At present, Iran exports some 190 megawatts of electricity to Turkey," Abdolhamid Farzam told the Mehr news agency.
Turkey has expressed readiness to boost electricity imports from Iran, he said.
Over 8.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity was exported last calendar year, which ended on March 19, he said, adding that the figure was 30 percent higher compared to the year before.
Iran has indigenized the technology for building thermal and combined cycle power plants and is now self-sufficient in this field, the director of Iran Power Plant Projects Management Company (MAPNA) said on February 27.
Abbas Aliabadi told Mehr news agency that the country is currently exporting technical and engineering services to different countries for building power plants.
Aliabadi also said that Iran is currently building seven large power plants in Syria, Oman, Iraq, and Tajikistan.
By the end of the Fifth Five-Year Economic Development Plan (2015), Iran will boost its electricity generation capacity by 25GW to reach 73GW, Energy Minister Majid Namjoo said on February 7.
The country's installed power generation capacity is currently about 64GW, he added.
Iran currently exchanges electricity with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.