Iran Needs Two Years to Link Russia Power Grid
Mar 12, 2007 - BBC Monitoring Middle East
Iran's Deputy Energy Minister Mohammad Ahmadian said
here on Monday [12 March] that the country needed
two years to link Russia's electricity network.
It is a real possibility to connect Iran's power
grid with Russia's and later with Europe's via the
republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan, said the official,
adding, The measure helps establish parallel electricity
connection with the countries.
The Managing Director of Iran Power Network Management
Co. Mas'ud Hojjat had earlier told ISNA news agency
that there existed low- scale exchange of electricity
between Iran and Russia.
He expressed hope that 400-kV high voltage power
transmission lines would be built in the region in
the next Iranian calendar year (to start March 21,
2007) and would pave the way for reinforcing relations
with Russia and signing a contract on direct exchange
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