Iran, Iraq Power Grids Synchronized

Iran, Iraq Power Grids Synchronized
Iran, Iraq Power Grids Synchronized

Iranian and Iraqi power grids were synchronized Friday following closer collaboration between the two neighbors. 
Speaking on the sidelines of the synchronization ceremony at the premises of the Iran Grid Management Company in Tehran, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said negotiations on electricity cooperation were held with the Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb last year, IRNA reported.
In 2004 Iran started selling electricity to Iraq. Iran electricity exports to the western neighbor are at its highest level now -- 1,361 megawatts per day.
The new Amarah-Karkheh 400-KV transmission line stretching over 73 kilometers, is now synchronized to provide electricity to both countries. It also paves the way for increasing export to power-hungry Iraq in the near future.


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