Kyrgyzstan plans to restrict export of electricity
Kyrgyzstan plans to restrict the export of electricity this year, Kyrgyz Minister of Energy and Industry Askarbek Shadiev said on Wednesday, KirTAG reported.
"We will have to restrict the export of electricity in winter because a filling process of the Toktogul water reservoir is slow and much less this year than in 2011 and previous years," Shadiev said.
He added that restricting the export of electricity to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan can cause problems with the supply of coal and fuel oil to the heat and power plant in Bishkek.
"If we restrict the export of electricity, it can cause problems with coal and fuel oil supply to a heat and power plant in Bishkek, as we get less money (for the export of electricity)," he said.