Nakchivan Commences Exporting Electricity
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Aliyev / For the first time, Nakchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan (NAR) has begun exporting electricity.
The Head of the Turkish Energy Company for the Region, Van Kazim Chinar, said that at present 10-20 MWt of electricity is exported from Nakchivan to Turkey, Turkish newspaper Zaman reports. This volume is supposed to be increased up to 50 MWt in the future.
Exporting electricity became possible as a result of gas delivery to NAR from Azerbaijan via the territory of Iran and launching of the new electric power stations in the Republic. Last year, a gas turbine station, Vaykhir hydroelectric power plant and Nakchivan module electric power station were put into operation in NAR. Up to now, Nakchvan which is under blockade was receiving nearly 70-80 MWt electric power from Turkey.