Iran could turn into regional electricity hub: official
Dec. 8 (MNA)
Skilled human resources, vast production of equipments
used in the electricity generation industry and making
use of the world's state-of-the-art technologies in
the sector have created great opportunity for us to
boost our electricity exports, noted head of Iran's
we have many proficient contractor companies specialized
in developing power plant building projects whereas,
our neighboring countries usually lack one of the
two required resources, therefore Iran has the potentials
for turning into the region's electricity exchange
hub, the managing director TAVANIR (Iran's Power Generation,
Distribution and Transmission Company) said.
of our neighbors such as Afghanistan and Iraq and
also the eastern parts of Turkey and the regions located
in the west of Pakistan are heavily in need of our
surplus electricity, Persian service of ISNA news
agency quoted Mohammad Ali Vahdati as saying on Friday.
addition, he added, given the different off peak and
on peak electricity times in our country and our neighboring
countries, electricity exchanges are in the interests
of the both sides.
to the connection of Iran's electricity grid to those
of the neighboring countries Vahdati stated that preliminary
works are underway to that effect to connect Iran's
electricity grid to those of Georgia, Russia, Syria,
Lebanon and Tajikistan.