Iran to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan, Pakistan

TEHRAN: Iran is considering plans to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan and Pakistan by linking its power grid to the countries.

“Given the fact that neighbouring countries, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, need electricity, necessary measures should be adopted to link Iran’s power grid to theirs,” Davoud Manzour, deputy executive director of Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company, said.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water said that talks with Tehran were ongoing in this regard; adding it had received Iranian companies’ proposals in the area of electricity infrastructure.

Published in Business Recorder, 9th April, 2018