Tajikistan can export up to 6 billion kWh of electricity to Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan
Tajikistan can meet the needs of Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan in electricity during the summer season, the country's Avesta news agency reported on April 28.
Kyrgyzstan faced the problem of shortage of water in the reservoirs of its hydroelectric power plants.
A shortage of electricity in Kyrgyzstan will reach 5 billion kWh by 2017, Economy Minister Temir Sariyev said last week at a government meeting, Kyrgyz media reported.
Tajikistan has surplus of electricity during the summer season. The annual volume of electricity surplus is over 6 billion kWh, According to the country's energy sector sources.
Reportedly, the existing power lines do not allow exporting large volumes of electricity to Afghanistan, and the annual export of electricity in this country is about 1 billion kWh.
Considering the domestic consumption and export volumes to Afghanistan, Tajikistan is able to export another 5 billion kWh of electricity in summer season.
Tajik energy specialists noted that if Kyrgyzstan starts importing Tajik electricity, Tajikistan's problems with power supply in winter may be solved.