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Iran's electricity given recharge

Boost in exported electricity for Iran as new power plant goes live

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Iran-built Iraqi power plant is ready to come on stream. (Getty Images)
Iran-built Iraqi power plant is ready to come on stream. (Getty Images)

The Iranian-built Al Sadr power plant in Iraq is now ready to come on stream, according to Iran’s deputy energy minister.

Mohammad Behzad has said that the first unit of the 324MW plant has been completed and is now waiting for its fuel supply; with a second unit due to open in 45 days and the Islamic republic’s ambition to built eleven more power plants, Iran’s export of electricity is looking to increase.

“Currently we’re exporting 750-800MW – with the construction of the 400KW Karkheh Al-Amarah power line, the amount of electricity exported to Iraq will climb to over 1GW”, Behzad told IRINN.

He was also reported saying that the Iranian ministry of energy has plans to export electricity to Lebanon via Iraq and Syria, with the republic already exporting to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey and having signed an agreement with India to jointly construct power plants and exchange electricity.
 

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