Azerbaijan ups capacity of electricity transmission with Georgia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 20 / Trend , E.Ismayilov/
In 2010-2011, the reconstruction of 500 kV electricity transmission line between Azerbaijan and Georgia will end, head of JSC Azerenergy, Etibar Pirverdiyev said on Oct. 20.
"At present between the two countries, there is a 330 KV transmission line, which does not provide sufficiently export-import operations," said Pirverdiyev.
He said a number of projects should be implemented in the territory of Georgia, after which it will be possible to export electricity produced in Azerbaijan to Turkey.
According to the head of Azerenergy, the process of interconnection of energy systems of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia is under a design stage.
"The issue of a united power system among the three countries is technically difficult. It is not difficult to create a system with Iran. A united power system of the three countries is a difficult issue," he said. Electricity transmission system in Russia - in the territory of Dagestan is weak, there is only one 330 KV power transmission lines.
At present, the energy exchange between Azerbaijan and Russia continues.
"The surplus is on the side of Azerbaijan," said the head of Azerenergy.
He said the construction of the electricity transmission lines between Azerbaijan and Iran should finish soon.