Turkmenistan seeking ways to increase electricity export
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb.16
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Electricity output amounted to 22.5 billion kilowatt-hours in 2015 in Turkmenistan, while its export to neighboring countries amounted to 3.2 billion kilowatt-hours, the country's energy ministry said Feb. 16.
Currently, work on increasing electricity export to Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey is carried out in Turkmenistan.
Meanwhile, the country studies the possibility of electricity export to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the Caucasian countries.
It is planned to build 14 gas-turbine power stations in the country's different regions, according to the Concept of Electric Power Industry Development of Turkmenistan for 2013-2020.
Turkmenistan plans to increase electricity output up to 27.4 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, and 35.5 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030.