Iranian Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian announced that his country has plans to increase electricity exports to the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and other regional countries. A 400 kilovolt (KV) power transmission line to Azerbaijan is being established, which is more than 90 percent complete, Falahatian said last week. Also, the construction of a new transmission line to Armenia is on the agenda, he added. And Iran plans to construct a subsea power transmission line in the Persian Gulf, with the goal of exporting electricity to the UAE, Falahatian stated, Tehran Times reported. Iran currently exports electricity to Turkey, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan (including the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.
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