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Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia Electricity Grids to Be Connected

Apr 21, 2024, 2:02 PM
News ID: 837771
Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia Electricity Grids to Be Connected

An electricity connection project between Iran, Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan is at the final stage and will be implemented in the near future, an official at Iran’s Ministry of Energy said.

EghtesadOnline: The implementation of this electricity project will provide the possibility to import electricity when the country needs it and export the surplus electricity to these countries, the head of the international office of the ministry stated.

Mojtaba Akbari also pointed to the possibility of exporting the electricity generated from renewable sources to the three neighboring countries of Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan and noted that the Turkish minister of energy visited Iran last month and asked his Iranian counterpart to establish cooperation in the field of renewables and also exchange of the electricity.

Expert-level talks for the exchange of electricity have started between Iran and Turkey, he said, adding that detailed information on this issue will be announced within the next two months, IRNA reported.

Back on January 31, the head of the Iran Electricity Grid Management Company said the technical platform for exchanging electricity between Iran and Turkey has been prepared using the world’s latest technologies.

Mehdi Moqimzadeh pointed out that new technologies will make it possible for the country to export electricity to Europe.

Upon the signing of a contract for the operation of a 400-kV BtB HVDC power transmission line between Khoy in Iran and Van in Turkey, it is possible to exchange electricity between the two countries with the most modern technologies, he noted.

He went on to say that the electricity exchange between the two neighbors will strengthen cooperation and economic development, adding that this provides diversification and reduces dependency on other energy sources.

The Iran Grid Management Company and the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) signed an agreement to make operational the Khoy-Van power transmission line during a recent visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Turkey. / Tasnim

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