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Iran and Russia will connect electricity network by Caspian Sea

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Iran and Russia will connect electricity network by Caspian Sea

Tehran, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Russia plan to interconnect their electricity networks through a corridor in the Caspian Sea, and intend to add member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Irna agency reported here.

The Iranian Energy Minister’s adviser on international affairs, Mohamad Ali Farahnakian, told the aforementioned media outlet they are making efforts to connect the Persian electricity grid to Russia and other SCO countries.

It is a transmission line that would pass through Turkmenistan in the eastern Caspian Sea, as agreed, he said, at the Second Caspian Economic Forum held in Moscow, Russia, from October 5 to 6.

During the meeting, the Iranian First Vice President, Mohamad Mojber, proposed creating a free trade zone between the nations bordering that sea.

For the implementation of the plan, it is only necessary to build the third transmission line between Iran and Turkmenistan because the first two are already in operation, the senior Iranian official remarked.

He specified the source that Iran has completed the construction of the line to the common border and, as soon as Turkmenistan completes its part, the power transmission capacity will be increased by 200 percent.

Once the project is up and running, Iran will be able to export its electricity from the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea, Farahnakian explained.

Iran is currently consulting to allow the connection of its national network to those of the SCO member states through Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.

The Islamic Republic, among its policies, is committed to becoming a regional energy epicenter, taking into account its geolocation that would allow it to supply energy in summer to the hot countries of the south and in winter to the colder countries of the north.


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