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Water volume in Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul Dam decreases

Kyrgyzstan Materials 27 February 2023 14:15 (UTC +04:00)
Water volume in Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul Dam decreases
Alyona Pavlenko
Alyona Pavlenko
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 27. The water volume in Kyrgyzstan’s Toktogul Dam has dropped to 8.1 billion cubic meters as of February 27, from 8.2 billion cubic meters on February 26, Trend reports, with reference to the Electric Stations Company of Kyrgyzstan.

According to the company, the inflow of water amounts to 152 cubic meters per second, while discharge remains at a high level of 626 cubic meters per second.

The company previously reported that adjustment work is being carried out in the country instead of rolling blackouts to preserve power equipment.

The Toktogul hydropower plant (HPP) is an irrigation and energy hydroelectric complex in the Naryn River in the southwest of the country, launched in 1975-1976.

The HPP consists of four units, with a capacity of 300 megawatts each, the overall capacity of the power plant totaling 1,200 megawatts. Toktogul Dam’s volume amounted to 19.5 billion cubic meters.

Recently, the Ministry of Energy of Kyrgyzstan has submitted to public discussions the draft documents, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the World Bank on the Development of Renewable Energy in Kyrgyzstan project.

This project is currently being under preparation and will be aimed at the development and reconstruction of small hydropower plants, the launch of the draft project on solar energy, and providing technical assistance for the preparation of the Kambarata-1 HPP project.

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