Iran the only country exporting electricity to Iraq:
Jun 7, 2006 - Mehr News Agency
Tehran - By connecting its electricity grid to Iran's
grid, Iraq would be able to address its electricity
shortage problems while being connected to the electricity
network of neighboring countries, Iraqi Electricity
Minister Karim Waheed said in Baghdad on Wednesday.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country
that exports electricity to Iraq, Waheed pointed out
during a visit with Iranian Ambassador Hossein Kazemi,
the Persian service of the Iranian Students News Agency
For his part, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq said
the Islamic Republic is prepared to share its expertise
in the electricity sector with its neighbor.
The two countries have signed agreements for the
export of 1,650 megawatts of electricity from Iran
to Iraq, 150 megawatts of which has already been delivered
over the past year.
Iraq is currently facing serious electricity shortages,
and with the hot season approaching, the lack of a
reliable power supply has aggravated the situation
for many Iraqi citizens.