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Iran considers alternative electricity transmission line to Russia

TEHRAN, Dec. 4 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran is carrying out feasibility studies aimed at connecting its electricity grid through two different routes to that of Russia, said here on Sunday, Managing Director of Iran's Electricity Network Management Company Mohammad Ali Vahdati.

The works aimed at building an electricity transmission line to be laid between Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Russia is presently underway he noted adding that, "Meanwhile, we are considering the possibility of establishing an electricity transmission line between Iran, the Republic of Georgia and Russia."

He also explained that if the projects prove practical, Iran will significantly enhance its electricity swap projects with other neighboring countries, the Persian service of Iran's Petroenergy Information Network (PIN) reported.

Referring to the distinguished geographical location Iran enjoys, the Iranian official asserted that, "Thanks to our geographical position, we have the choice to use the electricity supplied by other regional countries without incurring the troubles and expenses of building costly power plants."

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