Iran Likely to Export 200 MW of Power to Turkey

A02982926.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)-  Iran may export 2,000 MW of electricity to Turkey.Masoud Hojjat MD of Electricity Network Management Company said that related agreements have been inked, hoping that tin addition to power export from Khoy Power plant, Iran can sell electricity to Turkey via Dogobayazid.

He added that “Preliminary steps have been taken by Iran and we are waiting for Turkish officials to receive the necessary permits.”

Hojjat noted that 150 MW of electricity are expected to be sold to Turkey in the initial stage and the figure will be increased to 1,000 MW.

“Once we manage to transfer 1,000 MW of electricity, it will be possible to link up to Europe’s power network via Turkey,” he added.

He said that negotiations are underway between Iranian contractors and Turkish officials on power plant construction in the two countries. Turkey is due to build 2 power plants in Iran and Iran will also construct 2,000 MW power plant in Turkey.

Hojjat further stated that 40 MW of electricity will be exported from Dogobayazid in the initial phase and the figure can be raised to 250 MW or 300 MW later.

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