Iran Starts Electricity Exports to Iraq

Aswat al-Iraq has reported that a new Iranian electricity supply line has started operations, carrying 100 MW of electricity from Iran.

The new line is aimed at meeting the 550 MW of power required by Wasit province. The province currently only receives less than 150 MW from Iraq’s national grid, and consequently suffers from regular electricity blackouts.

Abdolhamid Farzam, the Energy Ministry official in charge of foreign exchanges, stated that new power lines and installations have become operational for exporting electricity to Iraq, raising Iran’s electricity exports to its western neighbor to 1,200 MW.

(Sources: Tehran Times, AME Info, Aswat al-Iraq)

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