Kazakh company to build electricity power line to Kyrgyzstan

Oil&Gas Materials 23 August 2013 16:30 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 23 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

The Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC) will build an electricity power line from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, the company reported.

The capacity of the new line will reach 500 kV.

On August 22 the company held a public hearing on the preliminary assessment of the environmental impact of the project in the Kazakh city of Taraz.

The power line will run through the Almaty and Zhambyl regions and extend to 400 kilometres.

The project cost is estimated at 32 billion tenge (152.34 tenge = $1) and be funded from KEGOC's own funds and attracted loans.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.