Kyrgyzstan cuts power supply to Uzbekistan
Trend | January 26, 2018- Kyrgyzstan has reduced the export of electricity to Uzbekistan by 100 megawatts, Kyrgyz media reported referring to the chairman of the board of the National Energy Holding of Kyrgyzstan Aibek Kaliev.
Kaliev said that an agreement has been reached with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to temporarily stop the export of electricity from tomorrow because of the cold weather.
He reminded that the export of electricity to Uzbekistan began in December 2017.
Kaliev further said that the National Energy Holding planned to load the Bishkek power plant in December-February at the level of 320 megawatts, but the average load in December was 350 megawatts, in January - 287 megawatts.
"But due to cooling, we have prepared heat supply reserves. There is an opportunity to raise the supply of heat to 400 megawatts," he said.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have concluded an agreement on the export of electricity in the amount of 550 million kWh from December 2017 to March 2018. The cost of one kilowatt-hour under the contract is 2.4 cents.
If Kyrgyzstan delivers the entire amount at the specified price, it will be possible to earn $ 13.2 million.
Earlier, representatives of Uzbekenergo said that the supply of cheap electricity from Kyrgyzstan is being implemented to optimize the operation of the energy system and provide the agricultural sector with water resources.