Iraq and Iran’s power grids synchronised via 400 kW transmission line

The power grids of Iran and Iraq have been synchronised via the 73 km long, 400 kV Amarah–Karkheh transmission line, which will provide electricity to both the countries and enable greater power export to Iraq. Iran started selling electricity to Iraq in 2004 through five lines, of which three are at the 400 kV level. The Amarah–Karkheh transmission line aims to create a more stable electricity system for both the countries and also meet their increasing electricity needs.


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