Azerbaijan and Georgia Establish a New Electricity Transmission System
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend I.Khalilova / On 27 September Azerbaijan and Georgia reached an agreement in Baku on development of the electricity transmission lines between the two countries which will serve the establishment of a unified electricity transmission system of Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey.
"Today the Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia reached an agreement in Baku on development of a 500KWt electricity transmission line between the two countries," said the Prime Minister of Georgia, Zorab Nogaideli, during the meeting of the Azerbaijani-Georgian Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic Co-operation.
In the future, this system will be connected to the Turkish electricity transmission system. It will provide an opportunity to increase the electricity supplies between the three countries. In addition, the system will increase the supply of the Azerbaijani electricity to Georgia which is carried out according to the agreement signed between the two countries at the end of last year.
Turkey and Georgia already discuss the possibility to construct electricity transmission lines to establish a unified electricity transmission system Azerbaijan-Georgia and Turkey. Large part of the repair work fall on share of Georgia and Turkey.
Establishing this system will provide an opportunity to synchronize the systems of the three countries and transfer the electricity to the European electricity system.
The document on construction of the line was signed during the meeting of then Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili and Prime Minister of Turkey, Rajabv Teyyub Erdogan, on 7 February in Tbilisi.
A feasibility study should be devised to define the cost of the project.