Uzbekistan’s energy ministry unveils details of energy export to Afghanistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan clarified the situation with the export of energy to Afghanistan, Trend reports referring to the press service of the ministry.
The ministry stressed that opinions of the media and social networks on the specifics of the process of supplying electricity to Afghanistan do not reflect the real situation due to using inaccurate numbers and facts.
According to the statement of the ministry, Uzbek-Afghan energy cooperation is based on an intergovernmental agreement on the supply of electricity to establish peace in Afghanistan, signed between the two countries.
“The document clearly defines the obligations of the parties and provides for the supply of 2.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year,” the ministry noted.
At the same time, additional energy is imported from neighboring countries, and part of it is exported to Afghanistan in order to ensure that the electricity supplied in accordance with this agreement will not have a negative impact on the domestic market of Uzbekistan.
“It is necessary to understand that the unified energy system of Central Asia is connected to the energy system of Afghanistan only through Uzbekistan, that is, the electricity produced in the countries of the unified energy system can be exported only through Uzbekistan,” the message said.
Earlier it was reported that the volume of electricity exported to Afghanistan by Uzbekistan has increased from 300 megawatts to 400 megawatts.
It was also reported that electricity supplies from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan have been suspended due to technical problems in Uzbekistan's power system. “The cutoffs have resulted in power outages in Kabul and several other cities of Afghanistan,” the message said.
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