Power interchange within Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey to start before 2016

BAKu (CIHAN)- Power transmission within the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Energy Bridge can start in 2014-2015.

Azerbaijani Deputy Energy Minister Natig Abbasov told to Azerbaijani News Agency Trend on April 25 that the power interchange within this energy bridge will start following the completion of commercial talks and settling all the legal issues.

Abbasov also said that Georgia will act as a transit country, and will also export the electricity.

“Azerbaijan, in turn, will be able to repay Turkey for the delivery of electricity to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, and then will be able to enter the European market,” he added.

Such a scheme of repaying energy debt to Turkey will allow full load of Azerbaijan’s generating capacities, which will further improve the efficiency of electricity production in the country. CIHAN