Tajikistan to stop supplying Uzbekistan with electricity until April 2020
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 4
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The export of Tajik electricity to Uzbekistan has been stopped due to the onset of cold weather and in order to meet the domestic needs of Tajikistan, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
According to previous agreements, Dushanbe exports electricity to Tashkent only during the period from April to October, when Tajikistan’s domestic needs are fully met.
In April-September of this year, Tajikistan exported about 1.5 billion kWh of electricity to Uzbekistan. Since September, electricity exports have declined to meet domestic needs.
Already in mid-November, Tajikistan completely suspended electricity exports to Uzbekistan. Now it will resume in early April next year.
Electricity from Turkmenistan has replaced Tajik electricity. On December 1, 14.9 million kWh of electricity was imported from Turkmenistan, and on December 2, 15.4 million kWh. Deliveries are made in accordance with the schedule and volumes approved by the agreement.
Uzbekistan started importing electricity from neighboring countries in the region was resumed two years ago. The peak falls mainly in the winter, and is aimed at meeting the needs of the population and industry.
As part of its participation in the Central Asian energy system, Tashkent resumed import from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan a year earlier, and this July from Kazakhstan.
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