On the sidelines of the 17th Iran-Turkmenistan Economic Summit, Arash Kurdi said in an interview with the economic reporter of rahnam News Agency: “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always declared its readiness to expand the volume of exchanges from Turkmenistan.” In this regard, we have prepared arrangements at the border to import more electricity from Turkmenistan.
He added: At present, we are importing between 350 and 400 megawatts of electricity from Turkmenistan under contract. During the trip to Turkmenistan, a memorandum of understanding will be signed so that in the Turkmen section of the new 400 megawatt hour transmission line that Iran has implemented, the discussions related to the contractor and financial issues will proceed in such a way that this transmission line will be put into operation within the next 18 months.
The CEO of Tavanir announced that the opening of this new transmission line will double the volume of electricity exchanges between Iran and Turkmenistan and added: The desire of the Turkmen side is to increase the export of electricity to Iran. It is a very important issue.
Kurdi reminded: Fortunately, all the negotiations and dealings related to the increase of electricity import from Turkmenistan have come to fruition, and God willing, with the signing of the memorandum between the two countries on Saturday, the electricity import will double in the next 18 months, which is a significant number for us.
Stating that we will pay the cost of imported electricity to Turkmenistan, he emphasized: We import between 2 and 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually from Turkmenistan according to the needs of the grid, and this import helps to balance production and consumption in the northeastern grid of the country. he does.
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