Posted on 27 July 2011 .
Iran plans to increase its electricity exports to Iraq to 1,250 megawatts, the Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namho told Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
Mehr quoted the Iranian Minister, in a meeting in Tehran with Iraq’s Electricity Minister, Raad Shallal Saeed al-Any [Ra'd Shalal al-Ani], that “Iran’s power exports for Iraq, now estimated at 800 megawatts, are expected to rise to 1,250 megawatts, according to a decision taken by both countries recently.”
The Iranian Minister also mentioned the “close achievement of a 400-megawatt Karkha-Amara line during the current summer season, being part of electric power exports for Iraq.”
“The Iraqi side has confirmed the necessity to construct the Khorramshahr-Abuflous line, expected to be completed in summer 2012 … in order to increase Iran’s electric power for Iraq to 1,250 megawatts.”
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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