New electricity transmission line connecting with Azerbaijan to be built in 2010: minister

Oil&Gas Materials 10 December 2009 14:24 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi. Dec. 10 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

A new electricity transmission line connecting Georgia and Azerbaijan with a capacity of 300 kilowatts will be constructed in 2010, Georgian Energy Minister Alexander Khetaguri said. 

The line concerns a 18-kilometer electricity transmission line; nine kilometers will be reconstructed and the other nine will be built.

The minister said electric power will be exported to Azerbaijan via the line, as well as Turkey.

The Georgian State Electric System will finance the line's construction.

Operations will end in 2011.

Georgia and Azerbaijan exchange electric power via a 300-kilowatt line.