BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 21
By Amina Nazarli - Trend:
Turkmenistan intends to export electricity to third countries through Uzbekistan and Iran, Trend reports citing Turkmenportal.
This was stated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a working meeting held on January 20 in the northern region of Dashoguz.
“Currently, Turkmen electricity is supplied to neighboring countries - Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, as well as to Kyrgyzstan. In addition, there is a great opportunity to supply it to third countries through Uzbekistan and Iran,” he said.
The statement was made based on an analysis of the implementation of "Concept for the Development of Turkmenistan's Electric Power Industry for 2013-2020," which was aimed to strengthen the industry's material and technical base, increase the volume of electricity produced by several times, and expand the volume and directions of its export to foreign countries.
Moreover, the meeting assigned specific tasks to the energy industry, such as completing the project to create a unified energy system in Turkmenistan, as well as introducing cutting-edge technologies and digital systems for the industry’s development.
It was noted that the Dashoguz State Power Plant will switch to a combined technological cycle using gas and steam turbines in the future, producing additional electricity while significantly reducing environmental damage.
The plant, which generates electricity for both domestic and export use, has a capacity of more than 1.5 billion kilowatt-hours per year and is equipped with two gas turbine units with a total capacity of 254 megawatts per hour.
In January-October 2021 Turkmenistan increased its export of electricity by almost 40 percent.
Turkmenistan plans to generate up to 35.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity by 2030 and is expected to increase electricity exports by 8.7 percent by 2025.