Iran to export electricity to Pakistan and India

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TEHRAN (IRNA) – Iranian Minister of Energy Majid Namjou said that Iranian experts will construct a power plant soon on Iranian border with Pakistan to export electricity to that Pakistan and India, Iran’s IRNA reported.

He said the plan is under negotiations between the two countries’ officials, and will be implemented upon a request made by the Pakistani President to his Iranian counterpart.

Pointing to the signing of a relevant agreement between both countries, Namjou said Iran will export 1000 MWs of electricity to Pakistan based on the agreement.  He said Pakistan also has asked Iran to construct CGP and DG small power plants which will be built by MAPNA company once a consensus is reached.  The minister also expressed Iran’s readiness to construct another power plant with the capacity of 6,000 MWs with Indian investment to export power to India based on his negotiations with his Indian counterpart.

“Some 4,000 MWs of electricity to be generated will be consumed in Iran the remaining 2,000 MWs will be exported through under water cables to Pakistan and India,” Namjou added.

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