Monthly electricity export of Iran down in summer
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 10
The monthly volume of electricity exported by Iran has been less than 100 million kilowatt hours in peak periods in summer this year.
As a result of low water levels at dams caused by unprecedented decrease in rainfall and occurrence of drought, production of electricity in peak periods significantly reduced this year, the ISNA news agency reported.
The situation exerted influence on the country’s electricity exports.
For instance, in summer months of this year, before commencement of the peak periods, the monthly volume of the electricity exported to Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq amounted to approximately 810 million kilowatt hours. The figure dropped in the peak periods of the summer season. Thus, the monthly volume of the electricity exported by Iran in peak periods this summer has been less than 100 million kilowatt hours.
For instance, from July 1 to August 22, the export of electricity to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan was almost completely stopped. On the other hand, the export of electricity to Azerbaijan was completely suspended. After expiry of the peak period of the summer season, the export of electricity resumed.