Uzbekistan reveals reason for disruption of electricity export to Afghanistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
Uzbekistan's electricity exports to Afghanistan have stopped due to military operations in Afghanistan, Trend reports, referring to the National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan.
"On April 26 2020 as a result of armed clashes, the damage was done to a support pole #562 of the networks between Puli Khumri and Chimtala substations in Afghanistan. In this regard, the supply of electricity to Afghanistan has decreased from 280 mW to zero," the message said.
Later, the failure was eliminated by the Afghan side and the export was restored.
According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), which was engaged in the restoration of power lines, due to the ongoing hostilities in the IRA, there were repeated power failures.
Since yesterday, exports to Afghanistan have almost halved compared to the beginning of the month (1.4 million kWh per day on average).
According to Uzbekistan's National Electric Grids representatives, it will take several days to restore the damaged power grids.
According to the intergovernmental agreement signed on 25 December 2019 between Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan JSC, electricity supply from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan is made regularly.
The contract for electricity supply from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan is for 10 years. The volume of supply is 4.2 billion kWh, with a subsequent increase to 6 billion kWh.
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