Turkmenistan increases electricity output
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 11
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Electricity generation in Turkmenistan has increased by 0.7 percent in January-March, 2016 and neared 5.89 billion kilowatt hours, said the message from Turkmenistan's government.
During the reporting period, Turkmenistan exported 932.135 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
The electricity generation in the country totaled 22.5 billion kilowatt hours as of 2015, while the export stood at 3.2 billion kilowatt hours.
Currently, Turkmenistan is working on expanding electricity export to Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. The country also studies the possibility of supplying it to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Caucasus countries.
Under the power industry development concept of Turkmenistan for 2013-2020, it is planned to build 14 gas turbine power plants in various spheres during that period.
Turkmenistan plans to generate up to 27.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity by 2020 and bring this volume to 35.5 billion kilowatt hours by 2030.
Edited by SI