Turkey, Iran exchange 600 MW of electricity: Minister

Iranian Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian has announced that Turkey and Iran have succeeded in paving the ground for the exchange of electricity with the capacity of 600 megawatts.

Mehrabian made the remarks on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the first specialized exhibition of innovative and technological products of the electric power industry in the capital Tehran on Monday.

Energy ministries of the two countries agreed upon upgrading the infrastructure of power transmission between the two neighboring states, the minister noted, adding that a back-to-back system has been set up in recent days; so, the power exchange takes place with the use of this method.

In July, he said that the two countries agreed to utilize the modern HVDC Back-to-Back method to connect the Iranian power grid to Turkey in Khoy-Bash Gala infrastructure with a capacity of 600 megawatts.

The administration of President Ebrahim Raisi has prioritized power diplomacy, Mehrabian said, noting that the recent visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Tehran paved the ground for expansion of coordination in this regard and that development of power diplomacy was one of the main topics of negotiations among presidents of Russia, Turkey, and Iran during the Astana peace summit on July 19, 2022.

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