Uzbekistan is interested in expanding the energy ring of Central Asia« Back
Uzbekistan intends to take a number of measures to expand and strengthen the work of the so-called energy ring in Central Asia, Uzbek media reported referring to representatives of Uzbekenergo.
"Today, the energy system of Uzbekistan and Central Asia is already operating in ring mode, 500 kV and 220 kV are being transmitted. There are parallel sections of the energy system of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In the future, we will take measures to expand and strengthen the ring. Now we are also working with Afghanistan, there is a 220 kV line in this direction; we are helping the Afghan people, "said the head of the strategic development department of" Uzbekenergo "Eso Sadullayev. According to him, the company is ready to consider and discuss proposals for the CASA-1000 project, the case for the decision of the government of Uzbekistan.
Earlier, the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Usmonali Usmonzoda told reporters that the countries of Central Asia are working to restore the unified electric power system of the region. The possibility of connecting Tajikistan's power lines with the energy system of Uzbekistan has already been fully explored.
Tajikistan has the technical capacity to supply electricity in the summer months to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. As the Minister of Energy of the Water Resources of Tajikistan Usmonali Usmonzoda said, "if our neighbors want to get relatively cheap electricity in the summer, they can connect to our energy system through existing transmission lines."
Russia, Usmonzoda is convinced, will be connected to the newly created energy ring of Centrazia.
The work to restore the energy systems of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan revived last year, after the improvement of relations between the two countries. The formation of a regional energy system, including Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and South Kazakhstan, as the United Energy System of Central Asia (CAPS) was completed by 1991. It included 83 power plants with a total capacity of 25,000 MW. The energy mode of operation of the IPS CA was carried out taking into account the provision of contractual and contractual electricity transfers between the energy systems of the Central Asian states.