New HPP to resolve power shortage problem in southern Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 19 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
New Moynak Hydro Power Plant will resolve the power shortage problem in southern regions of Kazakhstan, Kazakh prime minister's press-service reported.
"Moynak HPP will help to solve the problem of electricity shortage in the southern region and will ensure the stability and security in the energy sector of the country," the statement said.
Kazakhstan's southern regions experience power shortage from autumn to spring due to cold weather and non-contractual electricity flows from Uzbekistan. These non-contractual supplies resulted in Kazakhstan's intention to abandon the Central Asia United Energy System and start independent work of country's energy system.
Moynak HPP was launched on Dec. 9. It is the 5th largest HPP in Kazakhstan and its capacity hit 300 MW.