Uzbekistan eyes importing electricity from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan

Oil&Gas Materials 24 November 2020 12:49 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan eyes importing electricity from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

Uzbekistan agreed on the import of electricity from Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, 18 million kW/h and 5 million kW/h of electricity, respectively, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.

Earlier Uzbekistan has reduced imports of electricity from Turkmenistan by 2.4 times.

“Due to the failure of the transmission line from the total volume of imports of electricity up to 750 MW, consumers in Uzbekistan were temporarily disconnected from the network with a capacity of 316 MW,” the National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan JSC said.

Kazakhstan started exporting electricity to Uzbekistan since the end of June 2018. According to the agreement between the two countries, it was planned to export over one billion kWh to the Uzbek energy system during the year.

Earlier it was reported that Uzbekistan increased electricity generation from January through September 2020 by 4.05 percent compared to the same period in 2019 due to increased electricity consumption during a cold snap.

The volume of electricity generated by the country's enterprises for 9M2020 amounted to more than 51.65 billion kW / h of electricity.


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