BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran plans to exchange electricity with Russia via Azerbaijan, and hopefully, conditions will be created for this, Adviser on International Affairs to the Iranian Energy Minister Mohammad Ali Farahnakian told Trend.
Farahnakian added that Iran has planned corridors for electricity exchange in all directions. One of these plans is to connect Iran's electricity network to Russia's electricity network through Azerbaijan.
According to the official, Azerbaijan could play a key role in electricity exchange between Iran and Russia.
Previously, Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian in a meeting with Azerbaijani Ambassador to Iran Ali Alizade, said that Iran is ready to start cooperation with Azerbaijan and Russia in the field of synchronization of power grids.
Meanwhile, Farahnakian pointed out that Russia is one of the main countries in the region, with which Iran wants to exchange electricity. Russia generates and consumes more electricity than Iran.
"About 2-3 years ago, an agreement was reached to synchronize the electricity networks of the three countries, and research has been launched in this regard. The research conducted by the Iranian company will be completed at the beginning of next Iranian year (March 21, 2022), and electricity exchange will begin," he said.
Farahnakian stressed that as for the reasons for the exchange of electricity, the maximum consumption of electricity in Russia is in winter, while in Iran - in summer. As a result, Iran, which consumes less electricity in winter, can export electricity to Russia and import electricity from Russia in summer.
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