Starting from December 15 under the deal signed in Tashkent on October 5 during the visit of Almazbek Atambayev, then the President of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan began supplying electricity to Uzbekistan.
According to UzA, from December to March it is planned to deliver 550 million kWh of electricity, with 3.7 million kWh received to date and the daily supply volume rising.
"Electricity is supplied by the National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan," Uzbekenergo said. "This will ensure the coherence of the water and power regimens in Central Asia and will contribute to the development of our countries."
Uzbekistan’s power system works in interrelation with the power systems of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and other CIS countries. The process is carried out through 220 and 500 kV lines. Lochin station in Fergana Valley is connected to the Kyrgyz power grid by a 500 kV line. In the valley provinces there are seven 220-kV and two 110-kV interstate networks. In addition, 220 and 500 kV lines from the Tashkent thermal power plant connect the power grids of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, ensuring their coordinated work.
The energy grids of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are connected in the same way, resulting in a power ring operating between Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which allows to ensure optimal energy operation regimens.
In the future, to increase the power supply to Afghanistan, UzbekEnergo plans to build a 500-kV line in Surkhandarya province and to establish cooperation with Tajikistan's and Turkmenistan’s power systems, which will make it possible to transit the Turkmen electricity to other regions.