BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 28
By Amina Nazarli - Trend:
Turkmenistan has signed an agreement with Afghanistan to increase the capacity of the Nur-ul-Jahad substation in the northern province of Heart, Afghanistan, Trend reports citing Business Turkmenistan portal.
As a result, the parties agreed to increase the capacity of the Nur-ul-Jahad substation from 110 kilowatts to 220 kilowatts.
The four-day negotiations were held in Kabul with the participation of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) representatives, members of the delegation of Turkmenistan’s Energy Ministry and representatives of the Turkish company Çalik Enerji.
Currently, Turkmen electricity is supplied to Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan. From January through October 2021, the country increased its export of electricity by almost 40 percent.
Earlier, the president of Turkmenistan noted that country intends to export electricity to third countries through Uzbekistan and Iran.
The Central Asian country 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.