Turkmenistan discloses volume of electricity generation
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Feb. 17
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan has generated over 2.4 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in January 2020, Trend reports referring to the country's Ministry of Energy.
The electricity production plan was implemented by 126.1 percent with the growth rate of 115.1 percent, the ministry said.
Turkmenistan plans to increase the total volume of electricity production up to 33 billion kilowatt hours by 2024, which exceeds the current indicators by almost 30 percent.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently allocated $500 million for an electricity project in Turkmenistan. Within its framework, a trunk power line will be created for the country. The power line will increase the reliability of energy supply to both domestic consumers and neighboring countries-importers of electricity, including Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan is selling electricity to Afghanistan and Iran. An agreement on supplies to Uzbekistan was signed. Ashgabat is also exploring other prospects for supplies to the markets of the Caucasus, Central and South Asia.
Twelve state power stations with a total capacity of 6,511.2 megawatts operate in Turkmenistan.