Turkey mulling more power import from Iran

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Tanir Yildiz said his country is considering rise of electricity import from Iran.

He further pointed to drought and lack of water resources in the country, and said that Turkey may be forces to buy more power from Iran and Georgia in 2014.

Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz said last week that Tehran and Ankara have started talks for importing Iran’s power.

Iran has established two power transferring lines for eastern Turkey, whose capacity totals 400 MW. Turkey received 850 million KW/h electricity from Iran in 2013.



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