Turkey imports electricity from Iran

IRNA Economic Desk said that Iran has set up high voltage electricity transfer line at two border points with Turkey, one from Iran's Bazargan City to Turkey's Duqqu Bayazid City and the other one from Iran's Khoy City to Turkey's Bash Qala City.

The Khoy-Bash Qala line can transfer 80 megawatts and the Khoy-Bash Qala in Van province which formerly transferred 170 megawatts can now transfer more than 400 megawatts, which equals 3.5 billion kilowatt hours of energy annually.

Turkey imported some 850 million kilowatts hours of electricity from Iran last year.

IRNA reporter in Ankara said that Turkish Energy Regulation Organization issued a press release on Monday saying that the companies that have the required permits for international trade of electricity can till March 9th present their requests for importing electricity from Iran.

Iran has exported 9,993 gigawatt-hours to its neighbors since March 21.

Meanwhile, Iran generated 234,031.2 GWh of electricity during the noted period. The figure shows a 4.69-percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.

Thermal power plants accounted for 221,092.1 GWh of the total volume of Iran’s generated electricity while hydroelectric power plants generated 12,939.1 GWh of electricity. 

Iran annually exports over dlrs 2 billion worth of electricity. The country is currently exchanging electricity with Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Turkey. 
   2013/2/23 16:14