Kazakhstan holding negotiations to join its power system with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

Oil&Gas Materials 9 February 2021 16:45 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan holding negotiations to join its power system with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Work is being carried out to prepare a plan for the location of flexible generation facilities and organize auctions for the construction of new gas stations in Kazakhstan, Chair of the Board of Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company JSC (KEGOC) Bakytzhan Kazhiev said, Trend reports citing the press office of the government.

He noted that next year there are plans to start construction of new maneuvering power stations in the south of Kazakhstan, which will significantly speed up the construction of new renewable energy sources.

At the same time, the construction of new flexible generation will take some time, and in order to maintain the pace of commissioning of renewable energy sources in accordance with the target indicators, KEGOC, within the framework of the Smart Grid concept, implemented a very important project to digitize the national energy network.

This project includes several high-tech systems, such as a centralized emergency control system (CSPA), a control system based on vector measurements WAMS / WACS, an automatic frequency, and a power control system.

According to the chair of the board, the system provides automatic compensation for the instability of electricity generation by renewable energy facilities and imbalances in the UES of Kazakhstan as a whole by managing reserves at the power plants connected to the system.

Five power plants to work will be connected to the system this year: Ekibastuz GRES-1, Moinak HPP, Bukhtarminskaya, Shulbinskaya, Ust-Kamenogorsk HPP with a total reserve of 500 MW. In addition, KEGOC is working to connect the power systems of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to the system.

He said the company held negotiations with the system operators of these countries, created a working group, and discussed the parameters of joint work.

Considering that the energy systems of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are more flexible, such integration will allow obtaining systemic and economic effects for all our countries, and will also strengthen the energy independence and energy security of the region.

“This year KEGOC is researching energy storage facilities. Based on the research results, it will be possible to determine the optimal model for placing storage units in the power system, taking into account economic, technical, and geographical factors. The use of storage units will provide compensation for fluctuations in the generation of renewable energy sources, will provide additional regulation capacity in the power balance, especially during the hours of the evening maximum load,” Kazhiev said.

A pilot project to improve the quality of forecasting with the involvement of existing RES facilities at the completion stage. The widespread introduction of forecasting the generation of RES facilities can reduce the planned deviations of RES facilities, provide more accurate planning of daily schedules, and minimize power imbalances.

In general, KEGOC is constantly and systematically working to modernize the National Electricity Grid to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy system of Kazakhstan and achieve target indicators.


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