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Iran Boosts Electricity Exports
Iran has hiked exports of power supplies to the neighboring countries by over 6% since the start of the new Iranian year (March 21, 2010), a power ministry statement announced on Wednesday.

The statement said that Iran has exported approximately 4,918GW/ph of electricity to the neighboring countries in the last 9 months, which shows a 12.6% growth compared with the figures of the same period last year.

Iran has power swap deals with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan and the autonomous region of Nakhichevan.

According to Armenian energy officials, Iran and Armenia will double swap of power supplies after the new power transfer line starts operation in coming years.

Armenian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisian said last week that his country's third power transfer line to Iran with a nominal capacity of 400kw per hour would be ready in 2013, adding that the construction phase would start in the second half of 2011.

Iran and Armenia have expanded cooperation in power and gas swap in recent years. Iran mainly exports natural gas to Armenia and imports power supplies from the Central Asian state through two transfer lines with a total power transfer capacity of 220kw/ph at present.

Jan 2, 2011 11:11
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