YEREVAN, September 6. /ARKA/. Turkmenistan intends to export electric power to Armenia through Iran’s energy system, Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Sapardurdi Toyliyev said Thursday in Yerevan at the fourth session of Armenian-Turkmen Intergovernmental Commission.
He said that an appropriate agreement has already been signed by Turkmenenergo Energy Corporation and Turkmenistan’s energy and industry ministry.
The matter was discussed in November 2010, when Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan traveled to Ashkhabad for an official visit.
Turkmenistan’s energy system is connected with the United Energy System of Central Asia. The country’s system is able to convey excessive electric energy to Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan and other countries.
Turkmenistan is now planning deals with Caucasus region, Kazakhstan and Pakistan. In its national program of social and economic development, Turkmenistan plans to build up its annual electric power output to 25.5-billion kilowatt/hour by 2030 and to export 11 billion kilowatt/hour.
Armenia has generated 4.058.5 billion kilowatt/hour electric power in Jan-June 2012 – 9.1% year-on-year growth.
Armenia and Iran has an agreement on seasonal swaps of electricity. Armenia hoped to sell electricity surplus to neighboring Georgia and Turkey, but they refused to buy it. Armenia also re-exports a small portion of Iranian gas to Georgia in return for electricity – 4.5 kilowatt for 1 cubic meter of gas.-0---