Turkey willing to raise electricity trade with Georgia

The Turkish energy minister said that Turkey was willing to raise electricity trade with Georgia to 1,100 megawatts.

Turkey willing to raise electricity trade with Georgia

The Turkish energy minister said on Wednesday that Turkey was willing to raise electricity trade with Georgia to 1,100 megawatts.

Turkey's Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said that the current electricity trade capacity between Turkey and Georgia was 100 megawatts.

"We want to raise it to 1,100 megawatts and we have completed necessary infrastructural works," Yildiz said during his meeting with Georgian Minister of Energy Alexander Khetaguri in Ankara.

Yildiz said he hoped the groundbreaking ceremony would take place in coming months, and the Borcka-Akhaltsikhe line would be constructed.

The Turkish energy minister forecast that the project would be completed in mid-2012, and cost around 255 million Euro.

"Turkey will meet 15 million Euro of it, whereas Georgia will meet the rest 240 million of it," Yildiz also said.

Georgia's Minister of Energy Khetaguri said Turkish companies were interested in hydroelectrical power plant projects in Georgia.


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