Tajikistan resumes electricity supply to Afghanistan

Oil&Gas Materials 7 May 2012 18:34 (UTC +04:00)

Tajikistan has resumed electricity supply to Afghanistan via a Sangtuda-Puli Khumri high-voltage power line 220 kV after a week break, KirTAG reported citing Avesta.Tj on Monday.

State energy holding Barki Tojik said daily 40 MW of electricity is exported currently to Afghanistan. And in the near future visit of Afghan power engineering specialists is expected to Dushanbe on increasing the volume of electricity supply. The Afghan side examines the switch of the Sangtuda-Puli Khumri transmission line 220 kV to the grid, going to Kabul in order to increase the import of electricity from Tajikistan.

In late April, the electricity supply via the mentioned line was suspended due to an emergency in the Kumsangir region due to mudflows and landslides.