Serbia will buy electricity from Georgia
Prime Minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri said at the end of last week about Georgia's intention to export electricity to Serbia. According to "Business-Georgia", with reference to the TV channel "Imedi", it will be the first experience of electricity exports to Eastern Europe, Gilauri added that after the tragedy at the NPP "Fukushima" demand for clean energy in Europe is high.
According to Gilauri, Europe is seriously considering Georgia as a possible energy exporter.
"This will give Georgia more features. Georgia has the potential to become energopartnerom of Europe. Energy comissar of Eurocommission Otinger has named Georgia one of Europe's energy resources, because it is very important for EU, where it can get clean energy and where it can reserve a hydropower. In this regard, the EU considers the four countries : Spain - for Western Europe, Switzerland - for Central Europe, Norway - for Southern Europe and Georgia - for the Eastern Europe" - Gilauri said.
The Georgian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alexander Khetaguri also told about the importance of exports of Georgian electricity to Europe. According to him, Europe has recognized Georgia as strategic partner in energy sphere, as it considered Georgia to be able to sell clean renewable energy to markets in Eastern Europe and play a role in Europe's energy security.
In turn, according to the Georgian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Alexander Khetaguri, the export of electricity to Serbia will be carried out through Turkey.
According to Georgian officials, the electricity, sold to Eastern Europe, already accounts for about 38 megawatts. In the near future this number will increase, according to the government.