Turkmenistan intends to export electricity to India

Oil&Gas Materials 12 September 2017 09:33 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 12

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend

There are great opportunities for supplying Turkmen electricity to Tajikistan, Pakistan and India through Afghanistan, the Turkmen Energy Ministry said in a message.

According to the message, the key direction of the energy strategy being implemented in the country is the uninterrupted supply of electricity to the domestic consumers.

"As a result of the construction of new power plants and reconstruction of existing ones, the electricity volumes have been increased and the quality of electric power supply to the domestic consumers has been improved,” the message said.

The electric power stations and high-voltage transmission lines have been built in the country to increase the supply of electricity to Afghanistan. Currently, the work is also underway to construct such facilities in the direction of neighboring Iran.

Reportedly, Turkmenistan generated 14,169,949 kilowatt-hours of electricity from January to July 2017.

Electricity exports in the reporting period amounted to 2,231,102 kilowatt hours. Turkmenistan exports electricity to Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey.

Electricity generation increased by more than 1.6 times in Turkmenistan and its exports doubled in 2007-2016. Turkmenistan exported about 15.5 billion kilowatt-hours in 2012-2016.