Iran to Increase Electricity Exports to Iraq

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."

(Source: AKnews)

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