The ministry announced on Wednesday that Iran’s export of electricity to the neighboring countries has witnessed over 46 percent increase since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started March 20) compared to the corresponding period last year.
Iran exported 3,949gw/h electricity during the said period. The number stood at 2,701gw/h last year.
With the implementation of subsidy reforms law, not only domestic electricity consumption has reduced but also annual growth in electricity demand has been checked, thus paving the way for further export of electricity to the neighboring countries.
Iran has power swap deals with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan and the autonomous region of Nakhichevan.