Georgia and Turkey have discussed electricity trade
The other day, Georgia and Turkey have discussed cross-border electricity trade. According to "Business-Georgia", the necessity for agreement on cross-border trade appeared after the start of construction of 400-kilovolt power transmission line "Borchkha-Akhaltsikhe" by the Georgian side. Putting it into operation is designed to significantly increase the export and import of electricity in the direction of Turkey.
Turkish side at the talks in Batumi was represented by the head of department of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Murat Karapinari. Georgian side was headed by representatives of the Ministry of Energy, "National electrical systems of Georgia", as well as several international organizations working in the project.
Following the meeting they have agreed on further cooperation in the energy sector, in addition, there was reviewed the draft agreement on cross-border trade in electricity.
The next meeting on the cooperation of two countries in the energy sector is planned for August this year. It is expected to take place in Ankara.