alternative electricity transmission line to Russia
Dec 4, 2005 (MNA)
Iran is carrying out feasibility studies aimed at
connecting its electricity grid through two different
routes to that of Russia, said here on Sunday, Managing
Director of Iran's Electricity Network Management
Company Mohammad Ali Vahdati.
The works aimed at building an electricity transmission
line to be laid between Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan
and Russia is presently underway he noted adding that,
"Meanwhile, we are considering the possibility
of establishing an electricity transmission line between
Iran, the Republic of Georgia and Russia."
He also explained that if the projects prove practical,
will significantly enhance its electricity swap projects
with other neighboring countries, the Persian service
of Iran's Petroenergy Information Network (PIN) reported.
Referring to the distinguished geographical location
Iran enjoys, the Iranian official asserted that,"Thanks
to our geographical position, we have the choice to
use the electricity supplied by other regional countries
without incurring the troubles and expenses of building
costly power plants."