Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.30
By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:
The National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan will resume the export of electricity to Uzbekistan after the elimination of the accident at the Bishkek Thermal Power Station, Kyrgyz media reported citing Nurlan Sydykov, the deputy head of the National Energy Holding.
"We consider it expedient to resume exports," he said.
Kyrgyzstan stopped the export of electricity to Uzbekistan because of the cold weather on Jan.26.
Then, Chairman of the board of the National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan Aibek Kaliev said that an agreement has been reached with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to temporarily stop the export of electricity from tomorrow because of the cold weather.
He reminded that the export of electricity to Uzbekistan began in December 2017.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have concluded an agreement on the export of electricity in the amount of 550 million kWh from December 2017 to March 2018. The cost of one kilowatt-hour under the contract is 2.4 cents.
If Kyrgyzstan delivers the entire amount at the specified price, it will be possible to earn $ 13.2 million.
Earlier, representatives of Uzbekenergo said that the supply of cheap electricity from Kyrgyzstan is being implemented to optimize the operation of the energy system and provide the agricultural sector with water resources.