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Iran's Electricity Swap with Neighbors Exceeds 2.2 GW in 1 Day

Economy - Iran's electricity exchange with the neighboring states amounted to 2,259 megawatts (MW) on Thursday, the Energy Ministry announced.

The country exported 1,653 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Armenia and Turkey, and imported 606 megawatts of power from Armenia and Turkmenistan.

Iran's power swaps with the neighboring countries showed a positive balance of 1,047 MW on Thursday.

Iran is currently swapping electricity with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In October, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian expressed pleasure in the growing volume of Iran's power exports to the neighboring states, and said Iraq, a main consumer of Iranian electricity, has called on Tehran to boost power supplies to the country.

“We are moving on a growing trend in exporting electricity to the neighboring countries, including Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” Chitchian told FNA in Tehran at the time.

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