BAKU: Iran exchange energy with central Asian states

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Aug 3 2004

[August 03, 2004, 17:51:23]

Azerbaijan Regional Electrical Company (AREC) Managing Director
Fattah Qarabagh announced that Iran has exchanged 922 kilowatts of
electricity with Azerbaijan and Armenia since January 2004, AzerTAj
reported referring to IRNA Agency.

On the sidelines of an induction ceremony for the new managing
director of the Ardabil Power Distribution Company, he told IRNA that
of the above-stated amount of energy that was exchanged, 280 million
KWh were transferred to Azerbaijan and Armenia while the remainder
was delivered to Iran by the two Central Asian states.

“Electricity exchanges take place due to the increased rate of energy
consumption in Iran during summer and the high demand for it in
Azerbaijan and Armenia during winter.

“Energy is currently transferred from the following four points in
northwestern Iran to the specified destinations: from Parsabad to
Imisheli in the Azerbaijan Republic, from Julfa to Ordubad in the
Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan and from Araz dam to Nakhchivan,”
he added.

He noted that a 154-kilovolt-power transmission line had become
operational between the Iranian-Turkish border and Dogubayazit in
Turkey but that for the time being it is closed.