Iran exports 5.5 bn kWh of electricity
Iran ranks the 19th largest producer and 20th largest consumer of electricity in the world.
Iran has exported more than 5.5 billion kWh of electricity to its neighboring countries during the past Iranian calendar year (ending March 20).
Iran's Energy Ministry said in a statement on Monday that new data shows a 180 percent growth in electricity exports compared with corresponding figures in the previous year, IRNA reported.
On Sunday, Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said Iran's electricity network has integrated into power grids of seven neighboring countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
He further pointed out that Iran also plans to connect its national power network to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Russia, India, Qatar, the UAE, Jordan, Syria and Oman are the new countries that have asked Iran for electricity.
According to Namjou, the Islamic Republic has the capability to turn into a regional electricity hub.