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Armenia to export electricity to Iran
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YEREVAN (Armenpress) -- Armenia did not buy electricity from Georgia, but due to the separate negotiations reached an agreement to export the electricity to Iran, to fill the gap caused by accidents or renovations. This was stated by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Yervand Zakharyan in his interview with the journalists, referring to the news that Armenia bought electricity from Georgia. "It is misunderstanding when they say that we are buying electricity from Georgia. Since 2009, Armenia has been receiving gas from Iran and supplying electricity instead. During these years around 2 billion cu/m of gas has been received and instead 6 billion kWh of electricity has been supplied. During that time there have been renovation works or accidents, and so that we could totally secure the electricity supply for the received gas, we took some amount from Georgia" – reports “Armenpress”, citing Zakharyan.
He noted that it doesn’t have a planned character, and separate negotiations are held for each case. "Buying is out of question. If we tried to export the electricity produced by Hrazdan TPP or Hrazdan’s 5th energy block instead of the Georgian electricity, then, in terms of the tariff, the losses would have been greater" - said the Minister.

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