Kazakhstan to supply locally produced electricity to Kyrgyzstan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 28
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan will start supplying locally produced electricity to Kyrgyzstan, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use.
The corresponding negotiation protocols of the committee and representatives of water and energy agencies of Kazakhstan were signed on May 26, 2020. The protocols cover electricity exchange between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during the growing season of 2020 and the supply of electricity from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan in 2020.
The protocols aim to regulate the relationship between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in electricity exchange and transmission of electricity.
The protocol said that in order to ensure water supply during the growing season of 2020, the parties, taking into account the technical feasibility, will ensure the exchange of electric energy in the amount of up to 300 million kWh according to an even daily schedule at a notional price of $0.00001 per 1 kWh with an equivalent water release through the Uch-Kurgan HPP in the amount of up to 330 million cubic meters with the supply of electricity from the Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan over the period from June through August 2020, followed by the return of electric energy from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan over the period from September through November 2020.
In order to rationally use the water and energy resources of the Toktogul reservoir in Kyrgyzstan, the Kazakh side will be supplying electricity from its power plant to Kyrgyzstan over the period from September to December 2020 in the amount of 500 million kWh on an even daily schedule.
The price of electricity supplied will be 2.4 cents per 1 kWh on the terms of Delivered At Point (DAP) at the border of the balance sheet of energy networks of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
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