Kazakhstan's Samruk-Energy reveals electricity production volumes during emergency state
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 13
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Energy JSC, which is the country’s largest electric energy holding has produced over 4.9 billion kWh of electricity over the period of emergency state, Trend reports with reference to the company.
On March 15, 2020, Kazakhstan’s president signed a decree introducing an emergency state in the country due to the coronavirus outbreak, which came in force on March 16 and was to last till April 15, 2020.
Later, by a decree of Kazakhstan's president, the emergency state period in Kazakhstan was extended till May 1, 2020, and then till May 11, 2020.
The company said that the 11 coronavirus cases were confirmed among the staff of Ekibastuz energy complex. Two employees of the company have recovered by now, whereas 272 employees are currently quarantined off.
“Currently, all generation, transmission and distribution companies of the Samruk-Energy JSC electric power holding are operating normally and are fully fulfilling their obligations to consumers regarding the supply of electricity and coal shipment,” the report said.
Thus, over the period of emergency state in the country, the volume of electricity generated by the power plants of Samruk-Energy JSC amounted to 4.9 million kWh, the volume of coal sold over the same period was 9.4 million tons. Company’s power stations produced over 1 million Gcal of thermal energy.
The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.
The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Kazakhstan since the virus was first confirmed in the country amounted to 5,417 cases. This includes 2,223 people who recovered from the coronavirus, and 32 patients who passed away.
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