Syria demands extra electricity from Turkey

Syria has demanded an extra 250 megawatts of electricity from Turkey, executives said on Thursday.

Syria demands extra electricity from Turkey

Syria has demanded an extra 250 megawatts of electricity from Turkey, executives said on Thursday.

Syria, which is purchasing 250 megawatts of electricity from Turkey, wants to raise this capacity to 500 megawatts. Therefore, it has sent a demand to the Turkish Electricity Trade Corporation (TETAS).

TETAS informed the Energy Market Regulation Board (EPDK) about this demand of Syria.

Turkey and Syria have a 500-megawatt-capacity electricity line, and 250 megawatts of electricity is transmitted through it.

In January, Lebanon also demanded 250 megawatts of electricity from TETAS.

Since 2002, Turkey has been giving electricity to Adjara (Georgia), Iraq, Nakhichevan and Greece within the scope of exchange, and to Syria within the framework of exports.

According to TETAS, Turkey gave 5.1 billion kwh of electricity to Nakhichevan and got 573.2 million kwh of electricity from this autonomous republic between 1991 and end of November 2009.

Turkey gave 319.3 million kwh of electricity to Adjara, and got 573.2 million kwh of electricity from the region.

Within the framework of an agreement signed in 2007, Turkey gave 88.7 million electricity to Greece.

Turkey started to send electricity to Syria in 2006. Since then, Turkey exported 1.5 billion kwh of electricity to Syria.

Also, "Karadeniz Toptan Elektrik Ticaret A.S.", a private wholesale electricity company, has been exporting electricity to Iraq as of September 16, 2003.


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