Uzbekistan promises to prevent non-contractual electricity use
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 29 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Uzbekistan promised to take measures to prevent non-contractual use of electricity of the Central Asia's Unified Power System, Electricity Grid Operating Company's (KEGOC) said on Thursday.
Moreover, Uzbekistan will pay to Kazakhstan for non-contractual electricity used by the country.
Such agreements were reached at the KEGOC meeting with Uzbek State Company Uzbekenergo in Tashkent.
The Kazakh Unified Energy System has recorded non-contractual electricity flows from Uzbekistan since September, KEGOC said earlier. Fluctuations on the border with Kazakhstan up to 700 MW of power takeoff or output were observed in the period. These fluctuations caused problems in Kazakh consumers' energy supply.
Actual situation in energy in Uzbekistan remains complicated - the electricity generated within the country does not cover its needs. The volume of non-contractual consumption reached 11 million kWh as of Dec. 27.