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Turkmenistan to increase electricity export to Afghanistan

Business Materials 6 December 2016 20:05

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 6

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmenistan will increase electricity export to Afghanistan in coming years, the Turkmen newspaper Vatan reported Dec. 6.

Turkmenistan has for over 20 years delivered electricity to the neighboring Afghanistan at a preferential price.

“Currently, this figure [electricity export] is 100 megawatts, it will be brought to 150 megawatts in 2017 and 300 megawatts in 2018,” said the report.

The report also said the Afghan side has requested to increase this figure to 500 megawatts.

Turkmenistan generated 22.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and exported 3.2 billion kilowatt hours in 2015.

At the current stage, work is underway to expand the electricity export to Iran.

Opportunities are being studied to transport electricity to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Caucasus countries.

Turkmenistan plans to produce 27.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity by 2020 and increase this figure to 35.5 billion kilowatt hours by 2030.

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