The construction of new stations not only fully meets the domestic needs of our country but also allows the export of electricity. Azerbaijan's role as an exporter and transit country is strengthening in the format of cooperation with Russia, Georgia, Turkey, and Iran on electricity, the Minister of Energy Parviz Shahbazov said in an article published in the official press on the occasion of October 20 - the professional holiday of Azerbaijani power engineers.
According to him, if in 2006, 1.8 billion kWh of electricity was imported to meet the domestic needs of the country entirely, in 2019, this figure decreased to 136.9 million kWh: "Exports have tripled in ten years to 1.5 billion kWh. During the first nine months of this year, 104.3 million kWh of electricity was imported, and 841.9 million kWh was exported."
The Minister noted that 450.2 million kWh of electricity was exported to Georgia, 92.5 million kWh to Russia, 101.8 million kWh to Turkey, and 197.4 million kWh to Iran. The volume of imports was 64.7 million kWh from Russia, 22.8 million kWh from Iran, and 16.8 million kWh from Georgia.
P. Shahbazov emphasized that at present, the exchange of electricity between Azerbaijan and Georgia is implemented through 500 kV Samukh-Gardabani and 330 kV Agstafa-Gardabani power transmission lines, two-circuit 154 kV Igdir-Babek and 34.5 kV Araliq-Sadarak with Turkey, and 330 kV Yashma-Derbent and 110 kV Yalama-Bilici with Russia. Electricity exchange between Azerbaijan and Iran is carried out through 330 kV Mugan, 230 kV Imishli, 110 kV Astara-Astara, 132 kV Araz-Araz, and 132 kV Julfa-Julfa TL.