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Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia to synchronize power grids soon

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Nov 20, 2022

Tehran, IRNA -- Iran's Minister of Power Ali-Akbar Mehrabian has said that technical synchronization of power grids among Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran is underway.

Mehrabian made the remarks in the opening ceremony of the 22nd Iran International Electricity Exhibition on Sunday.

The preliminary synchronization of power grids between Russia and Iran has been completed, he said, adding that technical measures for joint synchronization of power grids of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran are being carried out in order to create electricity connection because the effort will help stabilize power network in Iran.

The Islamic Republic is busy developing technical sectors of the project, the minister argued.

Mehrabian also said that the issue of barter of power is among the issues that negotiators from these four countries are discussing.

When we require electricity, we can import it from Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Turkmenistan, he said, adding that at times when we have a surplus, we can export power to other countries, of course, we will continue to implement the last years' contracts.

As to the power consumption and network in Iran, he said that the power industry in the country experiences a good situation in terms of unbalances and economic growth.

Referring to the achievements in this industry, he went on to say that domestic achievements in the electricity industry have been unique, which have been achieved for the first time in the Islamic country.

The power industry in Iran had been 100 percent dependent, but it has developed drastically, he noted, saying that some 95 percent of the parts, equipment, and facilities in this industry are being made and prepared inside the country.

The 22nd Iran International Electricity Exhibition is being held from November 20 to 23 at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

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