ArmInfo. According to the results of the implementation of the program for the construction of the 3rd high-voltage power line of Iran-Armenia, the amount of electricity exported from Armenia to Iran from the current 300 MW will reach 1,400 MW, (previously announced a figure of 1,000 MW, ed.). This was announced at the meeting of the Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Ashot Manukyan with Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian on February 27 in Yerevan.
As the Armenian Energy Ministry reports, the parties discussed the implementation of joint programs, as well as the prospects for implementing new investment projects. In particular, the interlocutors touched upon the ongoing construction of a 400-kilovolt third high-voltage power transmission line between Iran and Armenia, which will triple the volume of Iranian gas supplies within the Gas-for-Electricity program from Armenia.
Ashot Manukyan also addressed the program of construction of the third power unit of the "Yerevan CHP", considering it as a component of the program "Gas in exchange for electricity." The Minister stressed the importance of completing the construction work in parallel with the construction of the 3rd Iran-Armenia power line.
The interlocutors touched upon the investment program for the construction of the Meghri hydropower plant. In order to attract additional financial resources, it was agreed to organize a meeting in Tehran in the near future with the participation of interested parties.
Responsible for the implementation of the energy policy of Armenia and Iran touched upon issues in the field of nature protection, in particular, cooperation in the field of water resources management. Ashot Manukyan expressed readiness to continue joint work in this direction.