Syria halts electricity imports from Turkey because of damaged network.

By bne IntelliNews October 12, 2012
Energy minister Taner Yildiz yesterday said that Syria halted electricity imports from Turkey a week ago. Turkish private companies sold 2.3bn kWh electricity to Syria over the past 15 months and this amount corresponds to some 18-20% of Syrias electricity needs, Yildiz explained. CEO of Aksa Dogalgaz, Yasar Aslan, said Syria stopped electricity purchase from Turkey due to a damaged network in Syria and electricity exports to this country may resume this month after Syria repairs its network. Aslan also said that Aksas current electricity deal with Syria remains in effect. Meanwhile, Aksa Enerji issued a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange saying that Kazanci Group company Aksa Elektrik sold 5,000 MW of electricity to Syria and it signed another one-year contract to sell 5,000MW of electricity.

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