A senior advisor to Iran’s energy minister said that the country was exporting 110 megawatts of electricity to Afghanistan, with the maximum export capacity being 175 megawatts.
Iran’s power grid is connected to Afghanistan’s Herat and the power transfer is carried out through four transfer lines, Mohammad Ali Farahnakian said in an exclusive interview with IRNA’s economic correspondent on Saturday.
Farahnakian said that Iran was working on plans to add 500 to 600 megawatts to the capacity, adding that Iran and Afghanistan had struck good deals, but the Afghan side didn’t cooperate.
The new governing body in Afghanistan showed positive pulse and made promises when the first Taliban minister visited Tehran last month, the advisor to energy minister noted.
He also said that the deals between Iran and Afghanistan were long-term agreements, hoping that the new caretaker government in Kabul will comply with them once it is fully settled.