Iran starts electricity imports from Azerbaijan
Tehran, Iran, June 24
By A. Shirazi - Trend:
A deputy at Iran Grid Management Company said Iran is currently importing 80 megawatts of electricity from the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Iran has started energy imports from Azerbaijan in the current Iranian fiscal year (started March 21), Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said, ILNA news agency reported on June 24.
“Currently, Azerbaijan Republic is providing a daily supply of two electricity posts in Iran’s Azarbaijan region,” he said.
Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi added that Iran is now importing 80 MW of electricity and the amount is expected to reach 150 MW with rising temperatures in the coming days.
On April 15, Iran reached an agreement with Azerbaijan to purchase 180 megawatts of electricity from the Caucasian country to prevent a potential power shortage in summer.
As per the agreement, power imports began on June 1 from Azerbaijan's electricity producer, Azerenergy JSC, for Moghan and Astara regions in northwestern Iran.
Signatories were Etibar Pirverdiyev, the head of Azerenergy JSC, and Arash Kordi, the managing director of Iran Power Generation, and Distribution and Transmission Company (aka Tavanir).