Iran plans to export 1,000 MW of electricity to Pakistan

Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad says Tehran and Islamabad have reached an agreement to increase the export of Iran’s electricity to energy-starved Pakistan to 1,000 megawatts (MW).

He said the new transmission line would be built between Iran’s southeastern port city of Chabahar and Pakistan’s Gwader port

It is expected that Iran’s electricity export to Pakistan will reach more than 200 MW by next year, Behzad added.

He emphasized that a new power transmission line between Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan and Pakistan’s Quetta would be established to increase electricity exports to 1,000 MW.

Iran is currently exchanging electricity with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Nakhichevan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.

( 01JUN12)


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