Kazakhstan wants to separate energy system from Uzbekistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 / Trend, E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC) wants to separate its energy system from the energy system of Uzbekistan, the company reported on Friday.
"To ensure a reliable power supply, KEGOC submitted a proposal to the Kazakh Government on separation from the energy system of Uzbekistan," the company said.
Meanwhile, the company plans to continue parallel operations with the energy system of Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
According to KEGOC, the Kazakh Unified Energy System recorded non-contractual electricity flows from Uzbekistan last year. These fluctuations caused problems in Kazakh consumers' energy supply. Moreover, this situation affected the joint work of Kazakh and Russian energy systems.
Taking into account these problems, KEGOC earlier repeatedly expressed intentions to abandon the Central Asia United Energy System.
Moreover, according to KEGOC, Uzbekenergo has not paid off its debt to Kazakhstan for services and electricity provided since Jan. 1. In particular, Uzbekenergo has not paid $7 million for non-contractual electricity takeoff and the parties have not signed an agreement on power control (in the amount of 2,500 MW at the estimated $10 million without VAT).