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Georgia-Armenia New Transmission Line Construction Works to Start in 2016

Construction of a new transmission line between Georgia and Armenia will start in 2017 as part of North-South energy corridor, Aik Arutunian, Minister of Energy of Armenia said.

“At the first stage, electricity transmission between Georgia and Armenia will be 350 megawatts. The volume will increase to 750 megawatts in the future”, the Minister said.

Negotiations are also underway with Iran on transmission line construction between Armenia and Iran, he added.

“Implementation of these two projects will shape essentially new power system with transit mechanisms to connect North and South directions”, the Minister of Energy of Armenia said.

We remind you that in April 2016 representatives of Ministries of Energy of Armenia, Russia, Iran and Georgia signed a memorandum on implementing North-South new energy corridor with 1000 megawatt power. As a result, new transmission lines will be constructed between Armenia and Iran, Armenia and Georgia, Georgia and Russia.