BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 4
By Amina Nazarli - Trend:
Turkmenistan raised its electricity exports by more than 33 percent in January 2022 as compared to the same period of last year, said Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov, Trend reports referring to Orient news.
He made the remark during a meeting of Turkmenistan's Cabinet of Ministers.
Over the reporting period the country's generating volume increased by 9.9 percent.
Such growth rates may be influenced by a variety of reasons. According to the Uzbek Energy Ministry, Turkmenistan was among the first countries to aid Uzbekistan in restoring power after a massive power blackout on January 25 in three Central Asian countries leaving millions of people without electricity.
Moreover, last October Turkmenistan extended the agreement on electricity supply to Uzbekistan till 2022, while a similar agreement was reached in December with Kyrgyzstan.
Turkmenistan is also a source of energy for Afghanistan and Iran. This January Turkmenistan agreed to double electricity supply to Afghanistan from 110 kilowatts to 220 kilowatts at the Nur-ul-Jahad substation in the northern province of Herat.
Furthermore, Turkmenistan will enhance electricity transmission to Iran with the completion of the second power transmission line on the Mary-Serakhs-Mashhad route, with the goal of reducing Iran’s fuel consumption by one million liters per day.