4% Increase in Electricity Exports

4% Increase in Electricity Exports4% Increase in Electricity Exports

Iran's electricity exports to the neighboring countries increased more than 4 percent in the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 2014) and the country's electricity production increased by 7 percent compared to the same period last year, According to the ministry of energy.

Iran exported more than 5164 gigawatts of electricity to bordering countries, a 3.37 percent increase from 4995.5 gigawatts in the said period. Iran trades energy with Armenia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan, ILNA reported.

The production of electricity in Iran has reached 142323.9 gigawatts, a figure that shows a 7.19-percent increase from the same time last year.

Of the total electricity produced in Iran since March, 133163.8 gigawatt hours (GWh) is from thermal and 9160.1 GWh from hydroelectric units.

The production capacity of thermal and hydroelectric facilities has increased by 7.18 and 7.27 percent respectively compared to this time last year.