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State Monopoly Hurting Private Power Producers

State Monopoly Hurting Private Power Producers State Monopoly Hurting Private Power Producers

So long as electricity export is the exclusive premise of the Energy Ministry, the power industry will remain far on the periphery due to the obvious reluctance of private firms to get involved with mega projects, an energy expert has warned.
“Unless the private sector breaks the absolute monopoly of electricity export and the ministry allows for the presence of private enterprise in this sector, exports will not pickup” Bargh News quoted Alireza Kafshkanan as saying.
Stressing Iran's capability to turn into a regional electricity export hub with its untapped infrastructure and skilled workforce, Kafshkanan, who has work experience in electrical firms, added, "Iran's 10-year record in electricity exchange with neighbors, namely Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq is indeed commendable. But it’s rather strange that no plans have been made to make it a regional hub.”

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