Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 16 (1-15 September 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 16

Date: 1-15 September 2019  

 

Kyrgyzstan

One example of the cost-effectiveness of KyrSEFF projects

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/odin-iz-primerov-ekonomicheskoi-vygodnosti-proektov-kyrseff/

TBEA to eliminate shortcomings identified during commissioning of CHP upgrades - National Energy Holding

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/kitaiskaia-kompaniia-tvea-ustraniaet-nedostatki-vyiavlennye-pri-priemke-modernizirovannoi-chasti-tetc-natcenergokholding/ 

Еnergy sector ready for the heating season

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/energosektor-gotov-k-ozp-na-toktogul-skom-vodokhranilishche-budet-skopleno-17-2-mlrd-kubov/ 

New 28 MVA transformer installed at At-Bashinskaya HPP in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: http://energyland.info/news-show-tek-electro-190718

Developing Turuk coalfield. A month-old company gets the license

In Russian: https://24.kg/ekonomika/129280_ugol_turuka_mestorojdenie_dostalos_kompanii_sozdannoy_vsego_mesyats_nazad/    

Bishkek - Tokmok gas pipeline and Tokmok gas distribution station launched (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1564409

First phase of Toktogul HPP rehabilitation project to be finalised in October (subscription)

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1565129

Who will supply imported coal to Bishkek's CHP?

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/397538_kto_bydet_postavliat_importnyy_ygol_na_tec_bishkeka.html

Accident at Bishkek CHP - two injured

In Russian: https://kaktus.media/doc/397414_na_tec_bishkeka_proizoshla_avariia._postradali_dva_cheloveka.html

Kyrgyzstan becomes largest supplier of coal to Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.vb.kg/doc/381394_kyrgyzstan_stal_osnovnym_postavshikom_yglia_v_yzbekistan.html

Seven areas of potential corruption identified at Kyrgyzkomur State Enterprise (coal producer)

In Russian: https://www.akchabar.kg/ru/news/v-gp-kyrgyzkomur-vyyavleny-7-korrupcionnyh-zon/

Russia remains the only investor able to build new hydropower plants in the Kyrgyz Republic

In Russian: https://rg.ru/2019/09/05/rossiia-mozhet-vozobnovit-stroitelstvo-ges-v-kirgizii.html



Uzbekistan

Uzbek farmers switching to solar

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/110623/ 

Uzbekistan and China to launch production of electric vehicles

In English: http://uzdaily.uz/en/post/51817 

Electric bus takes to the streets of Tashkent

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/09/08/vitovt/

Measures to increase the energy efficiency in the economy and introduce renewable energy discussed at a seminar

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46058 

TOTAL Eren invests in the construction of a photovoltaic plant with a total capacity of 100 MW

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46076

Solar energy system for pumping water installed in Jizzakh region

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45964 

President signs law on the peaceful uses of atomic energy

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46016 

NPP site meets IAEA criteria

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/09/07/tuzkan/ 

Rosatom plans to launch work at NPP site in early 2020

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/09/04/npp/

Regional Electric Grids: Newly installed electricity meters to undergo state audit every 10 years

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46004

Uzbekistan may invest in the construction hydropower projects abroad

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/radio/20190904/12360111/Kondratev-Uzbekistan-mozhet-vlozhitsya-v-stroitelstvo-zarubezhnykh-GES.html 

Uzbek Parliament concerned about the irrational use of electricity

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/43224-oliy-mazhlis-uzbekistana-obespokoen-neracionalnym-ispolzovaniem-elektroenergii.html

Why are fuel prices going up?

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/43153-pochemu-v-uzbekistane-zametno-pribavilo-v-cene-goryuchee.html

Ministry of Energy reveals new methods of electricity theft

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/43072-minenergo-rasskazalo-o-novyh-vidah-hischeniya-elektroenergii-potrebitelyami.html

Uzneftegazinspektsiya continues to identify large cases of theft of natural gas

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/45940

Uzbekistan delegation to attend 63rd session of the IAEA General Conference

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46104

Uzbekistan studies French experience in building and operating nuclear power plants

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46071

EBRD launches pilot investment projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy for SMEs

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/ru/post/46013

Money from the wind: Uzbekistan to profit from renewable energy

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/economy/20190902/12345662/Dengi-ot-vetra-v-Uzbekistane-zarabotayut-na-vozobnovlyaemoy-energii.html 

Uzbekistan and China to study possibilities for generating electricity from burning household waste

In Russian: https://nuz.uz/ekonomika-i-finansy/42996-uzbekistan-i-kitay-realizuyut-ekologicheskiy-proekt-po-vyrabotke-elektroenergii-putem-szhiganiya-bytovyh-othodov.html

 

 

Tajikistan

Who are the three main suppliers of fuel and petroleum products in Tajikistan?

In Russian: http://nm.tj/economy/53969-kto-tri-glavnyh-postavschika-gsm-v-tadzhikistane.html

Tajikistan produced 13.2 thousand tons of oil, and imported about 273 thousand tons of fuel and petroleum products

In Russian: http://nm.tj/economy/53924-tadzhikistan-proizvel-132-tys-tonn-nefti-a-importiroval-okolo-273-tys-tonn-gsm.html

Tajikistan: Company close to presidential family set for liquidation

In English: https://eurasianet.org/tajikistan-company-close-to-presidential-family-set-for-liquidation

A third of Tajikistan's electricity sold to neighbors

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190903/tret-proizvodimoi-v-tadzhikistane-elektroenergii-prodaetsya-sosedyam 

Feasibility study for another hydropower plant on the Vakhsh river under preparation

In Russian: https://asiaplustj.info/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190902/v-tadzhikistane-pristupayut-k-podgotovke-teo-etshe-odnoi-ges-na-reke-vahsh 

Electricity production up by 686.4 million kWh

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/06/obem-proizvodstva-elektroenergii-v-tadzhikistane-uvelichilsya-na-686-4-mln-kvt-ch/

Twelve state investment projects in the energy sector under development

In Russian: https://tajikta.tj/ru/news/v-tadzhikistane-v-sfere-energetiki-realizuyutsya-12-gosinvestitsionnykh-proektov-

Most state enterprises in Tajikistan unprofitable

http://avesta.tj/2019/09/07/bolshinstvo-gospredpriyatij-v-tadzhikistane-ubytochny/

Second unit of the Rogun hydropower plant starts operation

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-tadzhikistane-dan-start-rabote-vtorogo-agregata-rogunskoi-ges/ 

Another large hydropower plant proposed in Tajikistan

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/110442/ 

Rahmon awards Rogun HPP construction workers

In Russian: https://fergana.agency/news/110585/ 

Tajikistan strives to become regional electricity exporter

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=155787&cat=region

There was a time when I wondered if we could build a Rogun? - President Rahmon

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/09/09/e-rahmon-bylo-vremya-kogda-ya-zadavalsya-voprosom-smozhem-li-my-postroit-rogun/

Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan: the construction

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20171110/1020998648/rogunskaya-ges-tajikistan.html



Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan starts exporting electricity to Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/kazahstan-nachal-eksportirovat-elektroenergiyu-v-uzbekistan_a3562876

Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna proposes tight regulation of gasoline exports

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81092/fnb-samruk-azyna-predlozhil-zhestko-regulirovat-eksport-benzina.html 

Improving production through Spiral - Oil refineries introduce new software

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/81012/uluchshaya-proizvodstvo-po-spirali.html 

Solomon recognition for KazMunaiGaz’ subsidiary in Romania

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80987/solomonovo-reshenie-dlya-rumynskogo-aktiva-kmg.html

New solar power plant starts operation close to Almaty

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80922/v-almatinskoj-oblasti-zapustili-solnechnuyu-elektrostanciyu.html 

Grid operator KEGOC to maintain family-type corporate culture

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/80906/kegoc-namerena-sohranit-semejnyj-tip-korporativnoj-kultury.html

Kazakhstan must become a leader in petroleum products - President Tokaev

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/state/kazahstan_dolzhen_stat_odnim_iz_liderov_po_prodazhe_1377888693.html 

Russia blocks 60% of Kazakh coal supplies to Ukraine

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/09/09/rossiya-zablokirovala-60-postavok-kazahstanskogo-uglya-v-ukrainu/

Online sale of coal launched in Karaganda

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/09/11/v-karagande-zapustili-onlajn-prodazhu-uglya/

Tokaev calls for completion of the Kenkiyak-Kumkol oil pipeline by the end of 2019

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/tokaev_poruchil_do_kontsa_goda_zavershit_stroitelstvo_1377888688.html

Aktau Intellectual School to run on solar energy

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/obrazovanie-i-nauka/item/339648-intellektualnaya-shkola-aktau-rabotaet-na-solnechnoj-energii 

Lab for testing high-voltage equipment to open in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/vysokovol-tnoe-oborudovanie-smogut-ispytyvat-v-kazahstane-bahyt-sultanov_a3563945 

Kazakhstan has become a net exporter of gasoline - Minister Bozumbayev

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/en/kazahstan-stal-netto-eksporterom-po-avtobenzinu-kanat-bozumbaev_a3563049 

Billion in savings: Mayor closes Astanaenergoservis

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190903/11433631/nur-sultan-kulginov-astanaenergoservis-zakrytie.html 

Kazakhstan plans to export about 2 million tons of coal annually through Lianyungang port in China

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/kazahstan_planiruet_eksportirovat_okolo_2_mln_tonn_uglya_1377888919.html

Two TOTAL Eren solar power plants to help reduce Kazakhstan’s CO2 emissions

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/09/02/dve-solnechnye-elektrostantsii-total-eren-pomogut-snizit-vybros-co2-v-kazahstane/

Connection of households to Saryarka gas pipeline to begin by end of the year in Karaganda region

In Russian: https://www.kt.kz/rus/economy/v_karagandinskoy_oblasti_k_kontsu_goda_nachnetsya_1377888643.html

Oil workers’ industry day celebrated in Kazakhstan: reserves, production and forecasts

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190901/11405260/den-neftyanika-kazakhstan-neft-dobycha.html 

UNDP recommends Kazakhstan to save electricity

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/proon-rekomenduet-kazahstanu-ekonomit-elektrichestvo_a3562508

Kazakhstan getting ready to supply oil to Belarus

In Russian: https://eurasia.expert/kazakhstan-soglasovyvaet-formalnosti-dlya-nachala-postavok-nefti-v-belarus/?sphrase_id=15928



Turkmenistan

Ashgabat hosts an international forum on electricity

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-ashkhabade-provoditsia-mezhdunarodnyi-forum-v-oblasti-elektroenergetiki/ 

Saudi Arabia notes Turkmenistan's role in regional energy security

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=155835&cat=region

Armenian ambassador to Iran offers to buy Turkmen gas through swap schemes

In Russian: https://orient.tm/posol-armenii-v-irane-predlozhil-pokupat-turkmenskij-gaz-cherez-svop-shemy/

Turkmenbashi Oil Refinery employees put on leave

In Russian: https://rus.azathabar.com/a/30156303.html

Turkmen President dismisses second director of Turkmenbashi Oil Refinery in a year

In Russian: https://www.hronikatm.com/2019/09/refinery/

Turkmen President instructs to accelerate TAPI construction

In Russian: https://www.hronikatm.com/2019/09/endless-tapi/

Roads literally empty. Turkmenistan's gas shortage continues

In Russian: https://rus.azathabar.com/a/30146021.html



Other regional news

Eurasian Economic Commission moves forward with the regulatory framework for launching common markets for gas, oil and petroleum products

In Russian: http://eec.eaeunion.org/ru/nae/news/Pages/03-09-2019-2.aspx

Energy integration in the Eurasian Union: A view from Armenia

In Russian: https://eurasia.expert/energeticheskaya-integratsiya-v-evraziyskom-soyuze-vzglyad-iz-armenii/ 

Coordination meetings of the Council for the implementation of the Strategy of interaction and cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of electricity and the Working Group on the formation of the general electricity market of the CIS member states held in Moscow

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/10-11_sentyabrya__201568356494/?year=2019&month=9

Second meeting of the Working Group on ecology, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in the CIS region held in Moscow

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/4_sentyabrya_2019_goda_v_g/?year=2019&month=9

 

 

Analysis

Tashkent - a nuclear city?

In Russian: http://www.rosbalt.ru/world/2019/09/03/1800301.html

Nuclear power plant nearby? Uzbek plans and Kazakh reactions

In Russian: https://rus.azattyk.org/a/kazakhstan-uzbekistan-plans-to-construct-nuclear-power-plant/30161908.html

 

 

Events

CAREC Energy Ministers Dialogue - 20 September 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: https://www.carecprogram.org/?page_id=24

CAREC Energy Investment Forum - 21-22 September 2019, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: https://www.carecprogram.org/?page_id=24 

6th Downstream Caspian and Central Asia conference, 23-24 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: https://globuc.com/downstream-centralasia/ 

Renewable energy summit - 25 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: https://www.resummit.kz/ru/ 

Kazakhstan energy week - 23-27 September 2019, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Website: http://kazenergyforum.com/ 

Seminar Competitive auctions for the selection of renewable energy projects in 2019 including a site visit - 30 September 2019, Turkestan, Kazakhstan

Website: http://energo.gov.kz/index.php?id=24790 

Oil and Gas Turkmenistan Exhibition - 22-24 October 2019, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Website: http://www.turkmenoilgas.com/ 

Power Uzbekistan - 13-15 May 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Website: http://power-uzbekistan.uz/ 


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