Turkmenistan increases electricity production

Business Materials 13 July 2015 14:43 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, July 13

By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:

Electricity production in Turkmenistan has increased by 2.1 percent in Jan.-June 2015, compared to the same period of 2014, the country's Ministry of Economy and Development said July 13.

It was earlier reported that Turkmenistan exports over 2.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to neighboring countries per year. This figure accounts for around 15 percent of the total volume of electricity production in the country.

Currently, work is underway to expand its export towards Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. Moreover, the opportunities for transporting electricity to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Caucasian countries are being studied.

It is planned to construct 14 gas turbine power plants in various provinces in accordance with the Concept of Electric Power Industry Development of Turkmenistan for 2013-2020.

Turkmenistan plans to produce 27.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity by 2020 and bring it to 35.5 billion kilowatt hours by 2030.

Edited by SI