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Iran, Iraq Share Power

May 17, 2006 - San Diego Uniton Tribune

Iran signed a $110 million agreement to provide electricity to Iraq, which is contending with power shortages and growing energy demand as postwar reconstruction continues. Under the terms of the agreement, Iran and Iraq will set up four power lines connecting the two countries, through which Iran will provide 1,000 megawatts of power.

The energy transmission will be made through Abadan, Khorramshahr and Karkheh, three locations in the Iranian province of Khuzestan bordering Iraq. The Islamic Republic of Iran will bear $68 million of the cost, and Iraq the rest. “Construction of these lines will start immediately,” Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Ahmadian said.