It is preferable for Kazakhstan to work in regime isolated from Kyrgyz energy system
Kazakhstan, Astana, October 15 / Trend K. Konyrova /
Leaving of Uzbekenergo state-joint company from united energy system of Central Asia can cause its collapse, KEGOC national company said.
"Uzbekenergo state-joint company explains the initiative of leaving and separating as the requirement to pay for the transit of Kyrgyz electric power via Uzbek power grids. These intentions can lead to a collapse of Central Asia's united energy system. Energy systems of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan will continue joint work. Kazakhstan will maintain parallel work with CIS energy systems", national company said as a result of the 9-th meeting of the Coordinating Electric Power Council of Central Asia completed in Akmola region (Katarkol).
Uzbekistan has announced about its decision to leave the regime of parallel work with power systems of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from October 15, 2009.
"It is preferable for Kazakh energy system to work in the regime isolated from Kyrgyz energy system to ensure stability and security ", KEGOC said.
The Kazakh national company said that the negotiations on energy regimes and joint work in upcoming autumn-winter period are held with the Kyrgyz side now, given the meeting of heads of Kyrgyz and Kazakh governments held in Bishkek on October 7, 2009.
Electricity Coordinating Council in Central Asia is an advisory body. It was established in 2003 on the initiative of the Kazakh side with participation of national energy companies of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The first meeting was held in Astana on June 10, 2005.