Kyrgyzstan Starts Exporting Electricity to Kazakhstan
Jul 15, 2008 - BBC Monitoring Central Asia
The export of electricity to Kazakhstan began from 14
July this year, the press secretary of the Elektricheskiye
stantsii [Electric power stations] joint stock company,
Natalya Orlova, has told the [Kazakhstan Today] news agency's
Due to the period of water shortage, the total volume of
export will be minimum this year and will amount to about
500m kWh. It was not possible to fully give up supplying
electricity abroad, as it is the main source of revenue
for purchasing fuel for the Bishkek thermal power plant.
Orlova said that the start of export was related to irrigation
needs of neighbouring countries and repairing the high voltage
power line linking the north and south of Kazakhstan.
The export of electricity will be made in line with agreements
concluded between the Elektricheskiye stantsii company and
certain consumers in Kazakhstan, as it was not possible
to reach intergovernmental agreements.
[Passage omitted: electricity will be export until the
end of August]
Originally published by Kazakhstan Today news agency website,
Almaty, in Russian 0802 15 Jul 08.
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