Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 20
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
Azerbaijan may increase transmission of electricity to Russia, Etibar Pirverdiyev, head of Azerbaijan’s Azerenergy OJSC, told reporters in Baku Oct. 20.
Pirverdiyev made the remarks on the sidelines of the event dedicated to the Day of Energy Workers in Azerbaijan.
"We are working in parallel with Russia, that is, Azerbaijan receives electricity from Russia and vice versa,” he said. “I think that after taking certain steps we will be able to increase the transmission of electricity to Russia."
Pirverdiyev said that the Russian side is mainly interested in transmitting electricity to Iran.
"Some technical operations must be carried out to transmit electricity to Iran,” he said. “At present, a parallel operation of the energy systems of Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia is technically impossible.”
“There are two options for a parallel operation of the energy systems of those countries,” he said. “The first option is to create a direct system on the border between Iran and Azerbaijan. The second option is to lay the second power line between Russia and Azerbaijan.”
“At present, the countries use a 330-kilovolt power transmission line, built in the 1970s, and it is incapable of transferring big volumes of electricity," Pirverdiyev said.