Turkmenistan eyes to export electricity via Afghanistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 19
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan says there is a plan to build a powerful transmission line along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, which is being constructed since December 2015.
“In addition to providing electricity to all the infrastructural facilities of the trunk line, it will enable exporting electricity to other countries via Afghanistan,” the Turkmen government said in a message Jan. 19.
Turkmenistan also said that increasing the export of electricity presents prospects, primarily in Afghanistan, where creation of an appropriate infrastructure will make it possible to open new jobs.
Turkmenistan has been supplying electricity to Afghanistan at a reduced price for the last 20 years.
Turkmenistan plans to start producing 27.4 billion kilowatts hour of electricity by 2020 and bring this volume to 35.5 billion kilowatts hour by 2030.