JNN 19 Apr 2013 TEHRAN – Iran exported 11.054 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to its neighboring countries in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, showing 29 percent rise year on year, the Fars News Agency reported.
Iran also imported 3.968 billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, up 8 percent compared to its preceding year.
Iran has constructed power plants twice as many as the average number of power plants which have been constructed in the world during the past decade, the Mehr News Agency quoted deputy energy minister Mohammad Behzad as saying.
The power generation capacity in Iran has grown by 7 percent annually during the past 10 years, he said, adding that the figure has averaged 3.5 percent in the world.
The country’s power generation capacity is currently at 68.38 gigawatts, he added.
Iran currently trades power with Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
Iran seeks to become a major regional exporter of electricity and has attracted more than $1.1 billion in investments for the construction of three new power plants.
The Total Energy Requirement of Pakistan is 17,000MegaWatts , while the Power Generation Capacity of Iran is 68,380MegaWatts , as Iran is already exporting Electricity of Pakistan , and Nearly all the Border areas of Balochistan and Iran are being Powered by the Electricity provided by Iran, and Yet Due to Enormous amount of Energy Production in Iran has also offered Pakistan to supply further required amount of Energy to Pakistan , But due to US Intervention , who does not want Pakistan or any other state in this region to Prosper , so Pakistan is not enjoying a great chance to avail the Power deficit and can run the economy of Pakistan on war footing , where all the Nation and its Citizen can Prosper and can enjoy the Luxuries of Life , instead of terrorism , the root cause of which is growing worsening economic conditions of the country.
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