Chairman of Uzbek state energy company dismissed
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec.13 / Trend, D.Azizov /
By a decision of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, chairman of the State Joint-Stock Company "Uzbekenergo" Batyrdzhan Teshabayev has been dismissed, a source in the government circles told Trend on Thursday.
Iskandar Basitov, who served before as first deputy board chairman of the company, has been appointed to this post by another decision of the head of state.
"Uzbekenergo" was founded in 2001 as an open joint stock company. The company consists of 53 enterprises and organizations, including 16 power plants, JSC "Uzbekugol", and companies for design, construction, as well as sale of electricity.
More than 98 percent of the electricity generated in Uzbekistan account for power plants of the Uzbekenergo.
Installed capacity of power plants of Uzbekistan is 12.4 million kW, including 12 million kilowatt within the structure of Uzbekenergo. Share of departmental thermal power plants does not exceed 3 percent.