Iran's energy minister: Sanctions have nothing to do with electricity exports
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Sanctions have nothing to do with Iran's electricity exports and the exports will be carried out under the agreements with neighboring countries with no changes, ILNA reported citing Iran's Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian's speech on the sanctions the US intends to impose on Nov. 4.
Iran wants to develop electricity swap, according to Ardakanian.
"First of all, we intend to increase the electricity swap with Azerbaijan. If technical conditions allow to connect the three countries' [Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran] electricity systems, we will export about 600 megawatts of electricity. In case if there are any technical problems to connect to Russia's and Europe's electricity grids, we have alternative ways," he said.
He also mentioned that Iran exports electricity to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq as well.
About 2,000 megawatts of electricity are exported to neighboring countries, he added.