Iran, Turkey Power Grids Connected: Spokesman

Iran, Turkey Power Grids Connected: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesman for Iran’s Electricity Industry said that the power grids of Iran and Turkey have been connected and the two countries can exchange up to 400 megawatts of electricity.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 23rd Iran International Electricity Exhibition on Tuesday, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said that the construction operation of power plants with a capacity to generate 5,500 megawatts of electricity has started in the country.

Turning to the situation of the export of electricity, Rajabi Mashhadi said Iran has electricity exchange (import and export) with all neighboring countries.

Iran presently imports electricity from Turkmenistan and Armenia and exports it to neighboring Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the spokesman added.

He added that the power grids of Iran and Turkey have also been connected. 

Talks are underway with Afghanistan regarding the development of cooperation in the electricity sector, he further emphasized.

 The 23rd edition of the Iran Int’l Electricity Exhibition (IEE) kicked off in Tehran on November 14 and will run through November 17. 

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