Turkmenistan prepares state energy saving program for 2018-2024

Oil&Gas Materials 22 February 2018 20:54 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 22

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the State Energy Saving Program for 2018-2024, Altyn Asyr TV channel reported Feb. 22.

During the governmental meeting, the president gave instructions on the implementation of this program.

Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Dadebay Amangeldiev made a report on the measures being taken to develop the electric power industry.

President Berdimuhamedov stressed that Turkmenistan has great potential in this field, designed not only to meet the needs of its dynamically growing economy, but also to be one of the leading exporters of electricity in the region.

He said that the strategic priority for Turkmenistan is the diversification of energy flows.

"The large-scale projects are being implemented with the state support,” Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary (TDH) state news agency reported. “Electricity transmission lines, distribution electrical substations are being built. The energy supply system of the capital, other cities and settlements of the country is being modernized.”

Thirteen power plants are operating Turkmenistan.

Earlier it was reported that the total volume of electricity generated in Turkmenistan by 2024 is planned to be increased to 33 billion kilowatt hours, which is 27.2 percent more than the forecast for 2018. Turkmenistan sells electricity to Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.