Iran seeks to join its power network to Russia and Azerbaijan
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep.24
Iran could import electricity from neighboring countries during its consumption peak and export it when the consumption is low in winter, said the head of energy commission in Iran's Chamber of Commerce.
"Trading electricity is a good approach to the supply of energy, so Iran could import electricity in summer and export it in winter. One of the main countries in this regard is Russia that has a power network with a high production capacity that could be connected to Iran via Azerbaijan," said Hamidreza Salehi, Trend reports citing ILNA
"The route via Azerbaijan is closer to Iran and the government plans to synchronize the power network via this route," he said.
"The primary negotiations have been done and after synchronizing Iran and Iraq power network, the country could have good power security and control frequencies without damaging the networks," he noted.
"Iran's power consumption differences with neighboring countries is 25,000 megawatt if the following volume is traded it could lead to $20 billion in revenues, " he said.
"Iran's power consumption would reduce in winter to 35,000 megawatts while the consumption during summer peak is 60,000 megawatt, we need cooperation with neighboring countries to import electricity during peak," he added.
"The country could also export electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan by importing electricity from Turkmenistan. Iran could also export electricity to western countries of Gulf of Oman," he said.
"Some of the power transmission lines in Iraq are currently weak and need development, while there are joint power projects with Oman and the UAE that was being studied that has stopped and could resume," he added.