Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia to connect national grids

Iran and Russia will connect their national grids via a transmission line through Azerbaijan in the near future, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

Iran and Russia inked an agreement last September to match power systems in Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia. Negotiations were held afterward between Iran and Azerbaijan on constructing a 260-km long 400 kV transmission line linking the two neighboring countries within six months.

Construction of the power line is planned to complete by late March, which is the first step to connect power networks of Iran and Russia.

Iran is aiming to become the region’s major energy hub, given its geographic location between the tropical area to its south and its northern neighbors in cold, sometimes polar climates, according to Iranian deputy energy minister.

By The Journal Of Turkish Weekly


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