Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan 2 /Trend K.Konirova/
Negotiations of the JSC KEGOC delegation, (the Kazakh company running the electricity grid) with the leadership of the Uzbek state energy company Uzbekenergo in Tashkent to resolve the situation on the Kazakhstan border and the integrated electricity system in Central Asia was successful, according to a KEGOC press release on Saturday
Uzbekenergo and KEGOC signed two treaties during meetings between Dec 26 - Dec 29 on the purchase of an additional supply of electricity by the Uzbeck side produced from Kazakhstan's integrated electricity power system, as well as a contract to provide services for the regulation of electric power.
It is noted that the creation of a contractual platform on the agreement between the adjacent grids should stabilise the situation and create conditions to ensure a reliable power supply to southern Kazakhstan in the current autumn-winter period.
'The Uzbekistan power system has been making an unauthorised electric power draw from the integrated power system of Kazakhstan since the beginning of this autumn-winter period. As a result there were a number of outages due to the rupture of the North-South transit in Kazakhstan with significant restrictions on electricity supply of central and southern regions consumers', the news release said.
The Kazakhstan north-south line broke on December 20 due to overload. The part of Kyrgyzstan has been temporarily stopped as a result. A similar situation occurred on December 21. Kazakhstan KEGOC issued a statement of intent to withdraw from the unified energy system of Central Asia on the same day.