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Iran electricity exports up 7%
Iran exported 5,357 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity to its neighboring states from the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2010).

The amount shows 7.15 percent increase in comparison to previous year’s amount, IRNA reported.

 Iran also increased its electricity imports from pervious year’s figure of 1,827 GWh to 2,705 GWh during the mentioned time span. The figure shows a 48.08 percent increase in Iran’s electricity imports.
 Iran’s electricity network has been integrated into the power grids of seven neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
 Iran exported more than 5.5 billion kWh of electricity to neighboring countries during the past Iranian year.
 Iran is the 19th largest producer and 20th largest consumer of electricity in the world.
 Earlier this year, Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said Russia, India, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, Syria and Oman are the new countries demanding electricity from Iran.
 According to the minister, Iran has the capability to turn into a regional exporter of electricity.
Jan 22, 2011 10:12
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