Electricity Operators of Georgia Russia and Turkey Signed Protocol on Establishment of Unified Electricity System

Oil&Gas Materials 4 October 2007 15:37 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi /corr. Trend N.Kirskhalia / 'State Energy System of Georgia' JSC, 'Unified Energy System' RAO (Russia), 'Inter-RAO Unified Energy System' JSC (Russia) and 'TGR ENERGY' (Turkey) signed a protocol on establishment of a unified electricity network which will provide an opportunity to transport electricity from Russia to Georgia and Turkey via the territory of Azerbaijan and vice versa.

The project on establishment of the unified electricity system Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey has already been approved by the Head of these countries. The document on the construction of a 500KWt electricity transmission line was signed during the meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili and the Prime Minister of Turkey, Rajab Teyyub Erdogan, on 7 February 2007.

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.

Establishing this system will provide an opportunity to synchronize the systems of the three countries and transfer the electricity to the European electricity system.