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Kazakhstan begins to export electricity to Uzbekistan 

At the end of June, for the first time in many years, Kazakhstan began exporting electricity to Uzbekistan, a number of mass media reported.            

According to an agreement concluded between the authorized organizations of the two countries, more than 1 billion kilowatts of electricity will be exported from Kazakhstan to the Uzbek energy system in 2019.

As the Kazakh Ministry of Energy states, one of the important conditions for the export of electricity to Uzbekistan is to ensure the domestic needs of Kazakhstan. To ensure reliability and uninterrupted power supply to consumers in Kazakhstan, a set of measures is provided for setting up emergency control automation (SASL – a special automatic switch-off load) and imposing restrictions on Uzbek consumers in case of technological violations.

Export deliveries of Kazakh electricity became possible as a result of modernization, reconstruction and expansion of Kazakhstan’s power plants.