Jul 11, 2021, 12:25 PM
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Official: Iran importing electricity from three neighbors

Tehran, IRNA – Iran's power industry spokesman said Iran is now importing electricity from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia but ceased exports except for 50 MW to Afghanistan.

Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said in an Instagram post on Sunday that about 400-650 MW of electricity is imported from Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Due to weather conditions in the world, these three countries cannot export more electricity to Iran, he added.

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had apologized to the Iranian people for the recent blackouts across the country and asked the Energy Ministry to elaborate on its causes.

He noted that every year about 2500 MW has been added to the capacity of electricity production.

He also stressed the importance of electricity in times of COVID-19 pandemic and when people are in hospitals.

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