About 1.5 billion kWh of electricity was exported by Tajikistan to Uzbekistan in April-September 2018.
First deputy chairman of Barki Tochik, Mahmadumar Asozoda, more precisely stressed that for this period 1 billion 480 million kWh of Tajik electricity was exported at a price of $0.02 per kilowatt.
Representative of Barki Tochik said that since September the export of electricity to neighboring Uzbekistan had stopped in order to meet domestic needs
Earlier in the report “Monitoring and Early Warning in Tajikistan” it was noted that in September Uzbek consumers received about 182 million kWh of Tajik electricity. This figure is 200 million kWh less compared to the volume of August.
A gradual reduction in the supply of electricity to Uzbekistan occurred after the peak volume in July – 417 million kWh.
Prior to that, the republic received from 110-120 million kilowatt-hours of Tajik electricity every month from April.
Tajikistan, in accordance with the agreements reached between the two countries, pledged to supply at least 1.5 billion kWh to Uzbekistan this year. The cost of each kilowatt should be $0.02.
In September the volume of electricity exports to Afghanistan also decreased from 200 million kWh in previous months to 158 million kWh.
At the beginning of 2018 Mahmadumar Asozoda reported that Tajikistan last year exported 1 billion 304 million kWh of electricity to Afghanistan. According to the agreements this year it is planned to increase this figure to 1.5 billion kWh.
In 2017 Tajikistan exported electricity to neighboring Afghanistan at a price of $0.04081 per kWh. According to the agreement signed earlier between the energy departments of the two countries, the cost of Tajik electricity for Afghanistan is increasing annually by 3%. The term of this agreement on tariffs is valid until 2029.
The amount of electricity exports to neighboring Afghanistan last year amounted to $52.3 million.
Tajikistan has restored electricity supplies to Uzbekistan since April after a nine-year break.
Tajikistan can export up to 5 billion kWh of electricity. Seasonal recipients of Tajik electricity are Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan (1.5-2 billion kWh) along with Uzbekistan.
Over 18 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, which allowed the country to provide electricity without imposing a limit, were produced in Tajikistan in 2017. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)