Armenia - Georgian HV transmission lines project initiate in 2017


The new Armenian-Georgian high-voltage overhead transmission line will open in 2017.

The project will enable the two countries to supply 350 megawatts of energy to each other, and then to 700 megawatts, said Hayk Harutyunyan, Armenian Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources.

A second high-voltage transmission line between the two countries is under construction, aiming to increase energy supply to Iran on several occasions.

According to Harutyunyan, as a result of the implementation of the two systems projects, Armenia will have a major new power system.

As a result, Armenia had the opportunity to export three times more electricity than the domestic market, creating an important prerequisite for Armenia to become an important regional player.