may pull out of Central Asia’s
power system soon
27, 2009, Victoria Naumova
DUSHANBE, October 27, 2009, Asia-Plus -- Kazakhstan plans to pull out of Central
Asia’s power grid next month, Vesti.kz reported today, referring to Interfax-Kazakhstan.
source at Kazakhstan’s national power network management company (KEGOC
--Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company), Interfax-Kazakhstan
reported on October 27 that Kazakhstan plans to pull out of the CA power grid
because uncontracted withdrawal of electricity from
the CA power grid, in particular by Tajikistan, has been to observed lately,
according to Vesti.kz.
The situation is
aggravated by the fact that the supply of Turkmen electricity to Tajikistan via Uzbek power systems is hampered. Non-observance of
balance of generation and consumption of electric power may lead to overload of
the transit line North-South that, in turn, may lead to serious restrictions in
power supplies to consumers of the southern power hub and further possible
accident that that will affect power systems of both Kazakhstan and Russia.
executives assure that in case of quitting the Central Asian power grid, Kazakhstan will be able to meet its requirements in electricity and support
the power system of Kyrgyzstan.
In the meantime,
Uzbekistan planned to pull out of the CA power system on October 15 but then
abandoned its plan.
Azeri Trend News
on October 15 quoted International columnist of Russia’s Vremya Novostey Arkady Dubnov as saying that
there is a risk that a power grid of the Central
Asia established in Soviet times would be
another serious problem in the region. The KEGOC executives told
reporters in early October that Uzbekistan has notified the neighboring countries it will leave the parallel
work on Central Asia's power systems beginning on October15. This was followed by
the State Joint Stock Company Uzbekenergo's statement
on lack of the country's intention to leave the Central Asia's power system
of the Uzbek energy company said that the Uzbek side has notified the relevant
authorities in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan of its plans to discuss changes of terms on the electricity transit
to Kyrgyzstan through Uzbekistan. "We want to introduce a fee for electricity transit to Kyrgyzstan once considered as overflows and was free," the representative
of Uzbekenergo said.
steps out of Central Asian energy system
28, 2009, Daniyar
Kazakhstan has stepped out of the Central Asian United Energy System,
excluding its Chimkent and Jambyl regions, press service of the
National Electrical Network Company reported.
system switched over to isolated work since October 25, 2009. Kazak power specialist explained the step by Tajikistan’s constant illegal takeoff of energy from the united system that
leads to its failures.