Tajikistan: electricity production to increase

The Tajik Government plans to increase electricity production 2.5-fold in the next 11 years. According to the country’s energy sector, until 2030, the country’s energy potential will be increased from the current 18 billion to 45 billion kWh per year. This figure will increase the export of environmentally friendly electricity to neighboring countries up to…

Kyrgyzstan: gas supply to some Bishkek districts to be suspended for 10 days

Gas supply to some districts of Bishkek will be suspended, the Public Relations and Media Service of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan company reported. In connection with emergency restoration work on December 17-21, supply of gas will be suspended in the following areas: – in Krasniy Stroitel, Keramicheskiy, Kaindy housing estates; – in Nizhnyaya Ala-Archa village (Andijan, Logvinenko,…

Ukraine: gas stocks down

Natural gas reserves in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities (USFs) have shrunk by 9.6%, or by 1.65 billion cubic meters, to 15.5 billion cubic meters since November 7, when Ukraine started pumping out gas from its stocks. As of December 8 gas reserves in the country’s USFs were estimated at 15.542 billion cubic meters, down by…

Kyrgyzstan: electricity consumption up in November 2018

Electricity consumption is increasing in Kyrgyzstan, National Electric Network of Kyrgyzstan reported.

In November this figure reached 1,673 billion kilowatt-hours.

According to the central dispatching department of NENK, in November 2017 electricity consumption was 1,356 billion kilowatt-hours. (24.kg/Business World Magazine)

Estonia: electricity prices not too high

According to Taavi Veskimagi, CEO of the Estonian state-owned transmission system operator (TSO) Elering, the current low price of electricity does not allow for investments. Veskimagi said that the current quarter’s price jump to more than EUR 40 per megawatt-hour was rather an anomaly, and electricity prices were forecast to return to EUR 40 or…

Ukraine: gas price for population grows

On November 1 the price for natural gas for the population grew by 23.5%. The corresponding decision was earlier approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. Taking into account the delivery and VAT, the new gas price amounts to UAH 8.55 thousand per 1,000 cubic meters for the population, and UAH 8.36 thousand for district heating…

Uzbekistan: reforms in electricity sector mulled with WB

Representatives of Uzbekistan’s state-run energy operator Uzbekenergo and the World Bank Group held a meeting to discuss reforms in the electricity sector of Uzbekistan. The parties discussed a plan on expansion of generating capacity at the lowest cost, research on tariffs, institutional reforms in the electricity sector and renewable energy development. The delegations of Uzbekenergo…

Ukraine: Chornobyl going solar

Ukraine has unveiled a solar plant in Chornobyl, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where visitors are accompanied by guides carrying radiation meters, 3,800 panels produce energy to power…