Tajikistan has cut electricity exports to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, and started selling electricity to Kyrgyzstan.
As the Avesta publication reports, since the beginning of this month, the supply of electricity to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan through high voltage transmission lines 220 kV – 500 kV has been cut off. These countries are supplied with Tajik electricity through 110 kV low voltage transmission lines in a reduced form. For example, on October 3, 660 thousand kW/h were supplied to Afghanistan. This figure in Uzbekistan amounted to 827 thousand kW/h.
Earlier, it was reported that according to the agreement, about 1.5 billion kWh of electricity will be exported to Uzbekistan in the spring-summer period of this year. The same volume was planned to be delivered to the other side of the Panj (to Afghanistan).
At the same time, Tajikistan started exporting electricity to Kyrgyzstan. According to the newspaper, the export of electricity to Kyrgyzstan is carried out in connection with the low water level in the Toktogul reservoir and the needs of the neighboring republic for electricity.
“The volume of electricity exported to this neighboring country is over 1.2 million kWh per day. We cannot supply more than this volume due to a decrease in the inflow of water on the Vashkh River, where the main hydroelectric power stations of the republic are located,” the publication’s source said.
The energy sector did not disclose details of the supply of electricity to Kyrgyzstan, including the cost of exported electricity and the supply timing. Electricity imports from Tajikistan, on October 1, were confirmed by the Minister of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyzstan, Doskul Bekmurzayev.
“Tajik colleagues approached us and offered their electricity. They called yesterday, and today, a couple of hours ago, electricity supplies began to the southern regions. We receive one million kWh of electricity per day. It is possible to get from 30 to 50 million kWh of electricity in a month,” he said.
Bekmurzayev noted that the matter concerns the purchase of electricity, but refused to disclose the cost of supplies.