Iran’s Deputy Minister of Energy in International Affairs Esmail Mahsouli said on Tuesday that Iran and Azerbaijan have made deal to work on developing projects related to renewable energy resources.
Their joint efforts will include the construction of wind farms as well as solar power stations inside their borders or, otherwise, inside a 3rd country.
He also pointed out that Tehran and Baku are discussing the issue of electricity power exchange as well as setting up an electricity transmission line, which is also going to connect Iran’s national grid to that of Russia.
Tehran and Moscow will take the 1st preparatory step in connecting their national grids through a transmission line that will link Iran to Azerbaijan by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (which falls on March 20, 2015).
On September 9, 2014, an agreement was signed by Iranian and Russian energy officials, which obliges the two sides to match power systems in Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia, reports say.