Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 12
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan is considering the construction of power transmission lines to Pakistan and Tajikistan, Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said during a teleconference.
The Energy Ministry presented its report during the meeting, said the message from Turkmenistan's government.
Talking about the measures on increasing the volume of electricity export to Iran and Afghanistan, the Energy Ministry said that currently, a total of 470 megawatts of electricity per hour is supplied to these countries.
This sphere plays an important role in turning Turkmenistan into a country with rapidly developing industry, said Berdimuhamedov and emphasized the significance of this sphere in developing and expanding the export potential of the country's economy.
The production capacity of the energy industry has significantly increased as a result of the carried out work, which makes it possible to fully provide the local consumers with electricity and creates conditions for exporting it to neighboring countries, in particular, to Iran and Afghanistan, said the president.
Currently, 12 power plants operate in Turkmenistan's regions.
Three gas turbine power plants are under construction in Turkmenistan's Lebap and Mary provinces. The total capacity of those plants is 2,260 megawatts.
In total, the design capacity of Turkmenistan's electricity complex will be 7,438 megawatts after commissioning the new power plants.