A meeting between Iran and Pakistan is scheduled to be held soon to resolve disputes related to our country’s electricity exports to Islamabad.
According to the report of Public Relations and International Affairs of Sunir Company, quoted by Fars News Agency, a meeting is scheduled to be held between Iranian officials and officials of Baluchistan region of Pakistan to resolve disputes related to our country’s electricity exports to Pakistan. Iran will export 104 megawatts of electricity to the Makran Basin region in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province. The meeting will discuss issues related to this project and the 220 kV polan transmission line project to Gwadar, the 132 kV polan to Qobd and how to pay for the electricity received.
Informed sources say: especially in summer, the amount of electricity exported to this region will be reduced to 20 to 70 MW. At the meeting, the Iranian side is expected to reassure Pakistan that the disruption to electricity exports to Pakistan’s Makran and Baluchistan regions will be minimized.
The agreement on the Polan-Gwadar transmission line project, which includes 100 MW of electricity, was signed between Tavanir Iran and NTDC Pakistan in 2007. The length of this transmission line is about 75 km in Pakistan and 51 km in Iran.
Iran has fully implemented the 51-kilometer share of the transmission line, but NTDC has so far only been able to provide the land needed for station of power line in Gwadar. The Export Development Bank of Iran is supposed to provide 70% of the resources required for this project, and the Iranian company “Sunir” has also implemented this project. The imposition of sanctions on Iran has been cited as a reason for the delay in implementing the project.