Iran's electricity output increases by %30
Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
A senior Iranian official says Iran's electricity output has increased by 30 percent to 17,000 megawatts during the past four years.
Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said that the country is producing 80 percent of the instruments used in Iran's electricity industry.
The comments came as Iran is determined to expand its electricity exports to its neighboring countries.
Rahimi says Iran and Turkey have reached a deal during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent visit to Tehran that allows the Islamic Republic to export 6,000 megawatts of electricity to its western neighbor.
Speaking on the sidelines of an electricity exhibition in Tehran, he noted that Iran's power industry stood at 18th position in the world.
Rahimi also said that Iran has achieved the technical expertise to set up hydroelectric, gas and combined cycle power plants.