Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 2 (31 January 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 2

Date: 15-31 January 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

Electricity losses in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2018 higher than expected

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/poteria-elektroenergii-v-kr-za-proshlyi-god-okazalas-vyshe-chem-predpolagalas/ 

In 2018, Severelektro distributed more than 6 billion kWh of electricity

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/v-2018-godu-v-raspredseti-severelektro-postupilo-bolee-6-mlrd-kvtch-elektroenergii/  

Smart meters on the Severelectro network reach 198,000 in early January

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1491805?f=cp

Who is responsible for the tariff – a proposal to double the electricity tariff in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: https://rg.ru/2019/01/16/v-kirgiziii-predlagaiut-v-dva-raza-povysit-stoimost-kilovatt-chasa.html

Tariff preferences for new facilities using renewable energy sources

In Russian: http://ekois.net/tarifnye-preferentsii-novym-obektam-s-ispolzovaniem-vozobnovlyaemyh-istochnikov-energii/?src=letter

Abylgaziyev held a meeting on reforming the country's energy industry

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/abylgaziev-provel-soveshchanie-po-voprosam-reformirovaniya-energeticheskoy-otrasli-strany-?sphrase_id=4520725

 

Uzbekistan

“Uzbekistan will receive 117 billion kWh of electricity by 2030” – Uzbekenergo

In English:https://kun.uz/en/news/2019/01/23/uzbekistan-will-receive-117-billion-kwh-of-electricity-by-2030-uzbekenergo

Uzbekneftegaz remaking Uzbekistan’s energy sector

In English: http://www.intellinews.com/interview-uzbekneftegaz-remaking-uzbekistan-s-energy-sector-154813/

EBRD invests in modern power generation in Uzbekistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=144081&cat=region

Uzbekenergo and KT Corporation have signed an additional agreement on advanced metering infrastructure

In Russian: https://www.gazeta.uz/ru/2019/01/17/askue/

 

Tajikistan

In 2018 Tajikistan earned $ 77 million from electricity exports

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/tadzhikistan-vyruchil-za-eksport-elektroenergii-77-mln/

Economy of Tajikistan following Rogun HPP construction

In English:  https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=144141&cat=region

Tajikistan plans to import 200 million cubic meters of Uzbek gas

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/01/29/tadzhikistan-planiruet-importirovat-200-mln-kubov-uzbekskogo-gaza/  

Electricity generated in Tajikistan hits record high

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/01/29/v-tadzhikistane-proizveden-rekordnyj-obem-elektroenergii/

About 2 million tons of coal produced in Tajikistan in 2018

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/01/28/v-tadzhikistane-proizvedeno-okolo-2-mln-tonn-uglya/  

Nurek HPP modernization scheduled to begin in March

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/01/15/prakticheskaya-realizatsiya-proekta-po-modernizatsii-nurekskoj-ges-nachnetsya-v-marte/  

Tajikistan to get help for restructuring Barqi Tojik

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190128/tadzhikistanu-pomogut-nakonets-to-restrukturizirovat-barki-tochik

Contractors start building Tajik CASA-1000 transmission lines

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/podryadchiki_pristupayut_k/

 

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan inaugurates largest solar power plant in Central Asia

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190124/8997400/solar-ehlektrostanciya-zapusk-saran.html

The fuel and energy complex remains the main driver of economic growth in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/economyc/item/293263-tek-ostaetsya-osnovnym-drajverom-rosta-ekonomiki-kazakhstana

Burnoe Solar-2 solar power plant generated over 46 million kWh of electricity

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/economyc/item/291166-svyshe-46-mln-kvt-ch-elektroenergii-vyrabotala-solnechnaya-elektrostantsiya-burnoe-solar-2  

Chinese company to invest $200M in building light bulb plant in Kazakhstan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=144651&cat=region

Kazakhstan produces almost 4 mln tons of motor fuel in 2018

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=144105&cat=region

Business community in Western Kazakhstan supportive of equitable energy tariffs

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/vlast-i-biznes/2019-01/biznesmeny-zko-predlagayut-primenyat-spravedlivye-energotarify

Shymkent CHP-3 modernisation will cost a billion tenge

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-01/na-remont-tec-3-v-shymkente-budet-potrachen-milliard-tenge

Electricity generation in Kazakhstan increased by 4%

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/75301/vyrabotka-elektroenergii-v-kazahstane-uvelichena-na-4.html

Kazakh gas export grew by 15% last year

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-01/eksport-kazakhstanskogo-gaza-za-god-vyros-na-15

Turkestan region is planning to generate energy from cotton waste

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/energiyu-iz-othodov-hlopka-planiruyut-vyrabatyvat-v-turkestanskoy-oblasti_a3489205

Kazakhstan set to add 300 electric cars in 2019

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/75179/v-2019-godu-v-kazahstane-vypustyat-300-elektromobilej.html

Date of delivery of the first electric buses for Astana announced

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/nazvany-sroki-dostavki-pervyh-elektroavtobusov-v-astanu_a3488772

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is planning to produce gasoline from natural gas

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/turkmenistan-obsudil-perspektivy-sotrudnichestva-s-energeticheskoi-khartiei/

Turkmenistan eyes to export electricity to Pakistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=144550&cat=region

Gas exports to support Turkmenistan’s economic growth

In English: https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3012940.html

Turkmenistan and Energy Charter discussed cooperation issues

In Russian: http://energo-cis.ru/news/turkmenistan_i/?year=2019&month=1

 

Other regional news

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to build two hydropower plants on the Zarafshon River

In Russian: http://avesta.tj/2019/01/29/tadzhikistan-i-uzbekistan-postroyat-dve-ges-na-reke-zarafshon/

 

Analysis

New report on Central Asia by the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks

In English: https://www.e3g.org/docs/Central_Asia_Report_Expert_Working_Group_on_Climate_related_Security_Risks_Final.pdf

Lost in the grid: How much could Kyrgyzstan have earned for the 24 billion kWh of electricity lost over 10 years?

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1484960?f=cp

 


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