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Electricity bridge planned with Georgia, Azerbaijan

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July 9, 2015

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A new power line will be added to the current energy corridor that runs between Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, Daily Sabah reported. The electric part of the corridor starts with the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan oil pipeline and continues with the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (Tanap).

Boards came together in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and chose two routes. Deputy Energy Minister of Azerbaijan Natig Abbasov said that the east–west line was named EWEC, while the north–south line was given the name of NOSEC. Stating that a power plant in Samukh–Garbadani in Azerbaijan will support the east–west line, the most significant arm, Abbasov said that electricity supplied from Azerbaijan to the South Caucasian Corridor will enter Turkey through Akhaltsikhe station in Georgia.

Another development is expected in electricity distribution. Azerenerji SJC, the largest electrical power producer and distributor in Azerbaijan, is preparing to enter the Turkish market. The company’s first project was the Mingachevir hydropower plant with a capacity of 360 MW on Kura river. The company continued to carry out new hydro projects including Varvara, Shamkir, Yenikand, Araz and Vaykhir. Operating power plants that produce electricity from fossil fuels and natural gas, the company has recently also invested in renewable energy.

 

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