Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept.20
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan exports over 2.8 billion kilowatt hours of electricity to its neighboring countries per year, which accounts for 13-15 percent of the total electricity generation in the country, the chairman of Turkmenenergo State Electric Energy Corporation Rasul Annayev said in an interview to Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper.
He said the work to increase the volume of electricity export abroad is underway in Turkmenistan.
Annayev noted that 500-kilovolt overhead power transmission lines from the outdoor switchgear of the Mary state power plant to Atamurat substation are under construction.
The chairman of Turkmenenergo stressed that 220-kilovolt Serdar-Farap, Farap-Watan and Atamyrat-Pelvert power transmission lines were constructed and 220-kilovolt Watan, Farap and Parakhat substations were reconstructed in order to improve the electricity supply to consumers and increase the electricity export.
Additionally, it is planned to construct 400-kilovolt overhead power transmission lines such as Mary-Mashad (Iran) and Balkanabad-Aliabad (Iran). This will allow to implement the plans for the export of electricity to Iran and Turkey through Iran's power supply system.
Under the power industry development concept of Turkmenistan for 2013-2020, it is planned to construct 14 gas thermal power plants in various provinces of the country.