to transfer its HEP in energy mode
26, 2009, Nazarali
Tajikistan in response to withdrawal of Uzbekistan from the United Energy System (UES) of Central Asia will transfer its
hydroelectric power in energy mode of operation.
Tajikistan states that withdrawal of Uzbekistan from the UES of Central Asia breaks principle of parallel work of
the system. In a result supply interruptions may appear not only in Uzbekistan but in the whole region.
According to the
deputy head of Central dispatch service of Open Joint-Stock Company "Barki Tojik" Sergei Tkachenko, Tajik energy
system actually operates in offline mode since the end of October. He said that
Uzbekistan with its unilaterally withdrawal from the
UES broke all before reached agreements in water power sphere.
"No one is
going to response. They tore water power agreements and we will work in energy
mode on all stations of the country," said Tkachenko.
He noted that Uzbekistan's withdrawal is a logical conclusion of situation in this country
in recent times.
in Tajikistan Shokasym Shoislamov
during press conference on November 23 in Dushanbe stated that henceforth
countries will go by principle "pay and use".
"Let us pay
each other. We support this," said Tkachenko.
According to him, Tajik energy debt to Uzbekistan amounts US$ 1 million. And State Joint-Stock company
"Uzbekenergo" has debts to "Barki Tojik" in amount of
US$ 3.5 million.
statement has a list of naked allegations addressing to Tajik energy company according to fee for delivered electricity. Tajikistan takes advanced place on fundraising in Central Asia and this
experience adopt our neighbors," Tkachenko said.
Tkachenko mentioned that Uzbek
diplomat does not have accurate information about conditions in energy sphere
of Tajikistan. And he relied on unverified data. He added that nowadays
modernization of republican hydropower stations is in progress. New
transmission lines are being opened. Functioning transmission lines are under
Head of central
dispatch service "Barki Tojik"
said that Tajikistan regularly faced created by Uzbekistan obstacles for implementation agreements on electricity cross-flow
during autumn-winter period. However, Tajikistan did not bring claims.
peaceful decision of all problems. We do not nominate ultimatums," he
stated. Besides, according to him, Uzbek energy system admitted excess, which
led Kazakhstan's withdrawal from UES in the beginning of this year.
He also said
that currently through commissioning of transmission line
"South-North" northern region of Tajikistan provided by southern grid for 70%. According to him, nowadays
country has a special mode of supply. Under this cities are provided with
electricity around the clock. Rural areas receive electricity not less than
seven hours a day.
Adviser of Head
of "Barki Tojik"
Alexei Silantiev said that withdrawal of Uzbekistan breaks principles of parallel UES work and European energy charter.
He mentioned that despite its withdrawal, both countries have objects depending
on each others' energy systems. Moreover, according to him, Tajikistan could not reach additional output of electricity in capacity of 2
billion kilowatts per hour.
Foreign Ministry stated that official Dushanbe is
intended to strengthen cooperation with Uzbekistan.
relationships will be developing within a spirit of friendship, good
neighboring, and mutual understanding. I think that we will reach compromise in
energy sphere also," stated deputy head of Department for CIS countries of
external political office of Tajikistan.