Azerbaijan to increase high-voltage transmission lines by 1,500 km
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 28 / Trend /
The creation of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey energy bridge will give the country the opportunity to transport to Europe power with a capacity of 600-700 megawatts, head of Azerenergy Etibar Pirverdiyev said in an interview with the New Azerbaijan Party (NAP).
A 500-kilovolt transmission line is expected to be constructed from Mingechevir to the border with Georgia under this project. Pirverdiyev said the total capacity of the new transformers in the
Azerbaijani transmission system will reach 4,000 megawatts and the length of the 110-500-kilovolt lines will increase by approximately 1,500 kilometers under the projects planned for 2010-2015.
The country has more than 200 substations with a voltage of 110 kilovolts and higher, he said. The transmission line has a voltage of 110 kilovolts and runs over 8,000 kilometers.
The total length of the line with a voltage of 35 kV is more than 100,000 kilometers.