Armenia to Begin Direct Power Deliveries to Turkey
Sep 16, 2008 - Daily News Bulletin
Armenia will begin direct electricity
deliveries to Turkey in 2009, Armenian Energy and
Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisian told journalists
This agreement was reached during the
recent visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to
Yerevan at the invitation of Armenian President Serzh
Sargsyan, Movsisian said.
High Voltage Power Lines of Armenia
and Turkey's private company Unit signed a contract
on electricity deliveries during Gul's visit to Armenia.
In line with the agreement, the Turkish
side will have to restore damaged portions of high
voltage power lines on its territory within four or
five months and set up new transformers and after
this the country will be ready to receive electricity
from Armenia. There are no technical problems on the
Armenian side, the minister said.
According to preliminary agreements,
Armenia will deliver 1.5 billion kilowatts of energy
per year to Turkey at the initial stage. It is planned
to increase the amount of supplied power up to 3.5
billion kilowatts per year. Power generated at Armenian
thermal plants will be shipped to Turkey, the minister
Armenia's export price for Turkey will
be $0.057 per one kilowatt per hour of energy, the
minister said, noting that the price will change in
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