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Iran to export electricity to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon

Source: ISNA

Iran plans to start the first phase of power export to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in May, said Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Behzad.

Some 300 megawatts of Iran's power would be transferred to Iraq in the first phase and Syria and Lebanon would use Iran's electricity according to the specified amount, he told ISNA.

Iran's power would respectively reach Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Syria and Lebanon each would receive 50 megawatts of electricity. The power transfer would be conducted in several phases. Iran will make planning to synchronize power grid of the four countries after raising volume of export to the countries.


Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon reached an agreement on electronic exchange on Saturday.

Iran had a total annual electricity generation capacity of 53,000 megawatts before 2009, which has now exceeded 60,000 megawatts as a result of the country's plan to add 5,000 megawatts of capacity to the grid annually.

The country, which seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity, has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments to build three new power plants.

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