Joint project discussed at next meeting of Azeri & Iranian energy specialists
The technical and organizing details of the implementation of the joint projects were discussed at the next meeting of the experts of the Azerbaijani and Iranian energy departments, Azerenerji told Trend.
The main issue on the agenda is the project on expansion of energy exchanges between national energy systems, which envisages increase of energy exchange with Iran up to 700MW. The project includes construction of 330KV Alibayramly SDPS-Imishli electricity transmission line, second Imishli-Parsabad line, 220KV electricity transmission lines Alibayramly SDPS-Salyan, Salyan-Masally, Masally-Astara, new 220KV Salyan station, as well as overhaul and partial reconstruction of system substations Imishli and Masally. It will allow supply of 150MW energy to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (AR) and reception of 400MW energy by the Azerbaijani energy system in the winter.
Azerbaijan and Iranian Export bank signed a contract on allocation of $75m loan in Baku on 22 April 2005. According to the members of the negotiation group, the sides are currently carrying out concrete work in this regard. Azerbaijan has started the construction of the Salyan substation at the territory of Azerbaijan, orders and delivers devices necessary for the modernization of the electricity transmission lines. Similar measures on setting of lines are also taken by Iranian partners from Tavanir Company at their section.
Azerenerji receives around 70m KW/H energy per month. In 2005 the supply comprised 656,635m KW/H.