An­nual elec­tric­ity ex­ports an­tic­i­pated to reach $33b by 2025

Tehran Times - - ECONOMY -

TEHRAN — Iran’s value of an­nual elec­tric­ity ex­ports is ex­pected to reach $33 bil­lion by the Ira­nian cal­en­dar year 1404 (March 2025-March 2026), deputy fi­nance min­is­ter for plan­ning and eco­nomic af­fairs an­nounced.

Mohsen Bakhtiar said reach­ing this fig­ure re­quires the gov­ern­ment to ap­ply­ing all avail­able po­ten­tials and ap­prov­ing new laws, IRIB re­ported on Sun­day.

On Oc­to­ber 24, Ira­nian En­ergy Min­is­ter Reza Ar­daka­nian an­nounced that the coun­try’s daily elec­tric­ity ex­ports to the neigh­bor­ing coun­tries has reached 2,000 megawatts (MW).

The coun­try’s ex­ports of elec­tric­ity to its neigh­bors in­creased by 25 per­cent in the first six months of the cur­rent Ira­nian cal­en­dar year (March 21-Septem­ber 22) com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

Ac­cord­ing to Hooshang Fala­ha­tian, the deputy en­ergy min­is­ter, Iran ex­ported 5.162 mil­lion kilo­watt hours (mkwh) of elec­tric­ity dur­ing the first half of the cur­rent year com­pared to the last year’s 4.146 mkwh.

“Iran ex­changes elec­tric­ity with its neigh­bors namely Ar­me­nia, Azer­bai­jan, Turkey, Pak­istan, Afghanistan, Turk­menistan, Iraq, as well as the Nakhchivan Au­ton­o­mous Re­pub­lic among which Turkey, Iraq, Pak­istan and Afghanistan are only im­porters of Iran’s elec­tric­ity,” Fala­ha­tian said on Oc­to­ber 16.

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