On December 24, the head of the Ministry of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Mehrabian held telephone talks with the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan for Construction, Energy, Water Management and Electricity Affairs Charymyrat Purchekov. It was reported by the state news agency IRNA.
The parties noted the need to implement the agreements in the field of electricity, which were reached between Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ebrahim Raisi, the leaders of both countries, within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe and the 15th ECO summit in Ashgabat.
In early June this year, the Iranian authorities began to buy Turkmen electricity, as the consumption of electric energy in the republic increased. Back in 2003, electricity supplies to Iran from Turkmenistan started to be carried out through the Balkanabat-Gombad power transmission line with a capacity of 220 kW.
In the future, the Turkmen authorities plan to modernize the power units of the Mary state power plant in order to expand the export of electrical energy.