20:57 / 10.10.2020
Consumers to be supplied with 24.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the autumn-winter period

The Ministry of Energy has provided information about the supply of electricity, natural and liquefied gas, as well as coal products to the population in the autumn-winter period.

Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa

In order to implement these tasks, a special staff of the Ministry of Energy has been organized. From 7 to 30 September of this year, the staff went to the places and critically studied the state of readiness of regions for the autumn-winter period. 

In particular, it is expected that from October to March, consumers’ demand for electricity will be 40 billion 816 million kW/h. In the winter period, thermal power plants will generate around 3 billion kW/h more electricity compared to the previous year.

The second combined cycle plant with a capacity of 280 megawatts is planned to be commissioned at the Takhiatash TPP by the end of the year, the second combined cycle plant with a capacity of 450 megawatts at the Turakurgan TPP, and a gas turbine with a capacity of 17 megawatts at the Fergana thermal power plant. As a result, the population of the republic will receive 5.3 percent (454 million kW/h) more electricity compared to last year. 

In accordance with the approved balance sheets, 24.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be supplied to consumers in the autumn-winter period, which is 340 million cubic meters more than last season.

In order to ensure an uninterrupted supply of natural gas to consumers in the autumn-winter period, 56-kilometer gas pipes were overhauled, and their 45-kilometer section was reconstructed. A technical revision of 80,334 gas distribution points was carried out, 610 of them were overhauled. This, in turn, created an opportunity to improve gas supply to 144,000 homes.

Measures are being taken to provide the population living in remote and mountainous regions where there are problems with laying a gas pipeline with liquefied gas and coal fuel. 

In particular, in the autumn-winter period, it is planned to provide consumers with a total of 386,200 tons of liquefied gas, which is 132 thousand tons more than in the previous season. 

Based on the population’s demand for household gas cylinders, 31,200 household gas cylinders have been supplied since the beginning of the year. According to the approved schedule, another 45,700 gas cylinders will be supplied to Andijan, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Namangan, Samarkand, Surkhandarya and Fergana regions by the end of the year.

Systematic work is also underway to install modern electricity meters for consumers. In particular, to date, 4 million 132 thousand electric meters have been installed in the regions. By the end of the year, it is planned to install another 3 million 286 thousand meters, and in the first quarter of 2021 – to connect all consumers to a single billing system.

There are 7 million 389 consumers of natural gas throughout the republic, 3 million 749 of them use natural gas, 3 million 639 use liquefied gas.