Turkey to resume power interchange with Iraq
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 30 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Turkey is going to resume electric power exports to Iraq using the existing power lines, the Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EPDK) reported on its website on Monday.
According to the report, Turkey is ready to transmit 200 MW of electric power to Iraq.
Moreover, Turkey will import electricity from Iraq with the assistance of the private sector by the same power line. For this purpose, Turkish private companies must apply to the EPDK to obtain the appropriate license.
Earlier, the Turkish state-owned electricity transmission company (TEIAS) reported that the electric power production in Turkey in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 5.2 percent compared to the same period in 2012.
In the first quarter of 2013, Turkey imported 1.9 billion kWh of electric power, which is 60.7 percent more than in January-March 2012.
The electric power exports from Turkey in the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 84 percent to 185 million kWh.