Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjou stressed that the country feels no shortage in supplying its domestic power needs, and added that Iran is now generating sufficient electricity to meet the power demands of the neighboring states.
“Fortunately, the status of power generation in the country is very desirable and we have been able to supply the needed power of both our local industries and the neighboring states,” Namjou stated.
He said export of electricity to the outside world indicates that the country has satiated its domestic needs to electricity and is exporting the surplus, otherwise Iran would not supply power to the neighboring states.
The minister further underlined Iran’s domestic repair and maintenance capabilities, and said the country has done all the necessary repair and maintenance operations in its power plants by domestic experts.
Earlier this month, Managing-Director of Azarbaijan Power Company Ali Baharivand said that Iran plans to increase exports of electricity to the neighboring states after building a new power transmission line.
He added that Iran will boost its power exports to the neighboring nations once Parsabad’s fourth transmission line in Northwestern Iran completes.
Earlier this month, the Iranian Energy Ministry announced that the country has exported 3,949gw/h of electricity to the neighboring countries in the first 4 months of the current Iranian year (started on March 20), which shows a 46% growth compared with the same period last year.
The ministry announced that Iran’s export of electricity to the neighboring countries has witnessed over 46 percent increase since the beginning of the current Iranian year 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.
Iran has power swap deals with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan and the autonomous region of Nakhichevan.