Kazakh company to increase electricity export to Russia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakh Samruk-Energy company plans to sharply increase electricity export to Russia in 2017.
On February 1 the company started exporting electricity from electricity power plant Ekibastuz GRES-1 named after Bulat Nurzhanov to Russia, the company said in a message.
It is planned to supply 4 billion kWh of electricity from this power plant to Russia till the yearend.
In 2016 Samruk-Energy exported 1.8 billion KWh of electricity to Russia. In 2015 electricity export to Russia hit 1.9 billion KWh.
Spare capacity of Ekibastuz GRES-1 plant in the amount of 500 MW will be used to insure supplies to Russia.
Samruk-Energy brings together the biggest power plants in Kazakhstan. The installed capacity of Samruk-Energy’s power plants hits 6,774 MW, which is about 32 percent of the total installed capacity of Kazakhstan’s power plants.
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