Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 3 (15 February 2019)
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Central Asia Energy News Digest Issue 3

Date: 1-15 February 2019

 

Kyrgyzstan

First meeting of the Energy Efficiency Coordinating Council held

In Russian: http://unison.kg/ru/content/sostoyalos-pervoe-zasedanie

State Committee for National Security announced the real amount spent on modernization of Bishkek CHP

In Russian: http://kabar.kg/news/gknb-nazval-real-nuiu-tcenu-modernizatcii-tetc-g.bishkek/

Kyrgyzstan offered Russia to return to the Upper-Naryn HPP project

In Russian: https://ru.sputnik.kg/economy/20190206/1043216350/kyrgyzstan-rossii-lavrov-vnk-gehs.html  

Kyrgyzstan to repay 160 billion KGS (US$ 2.3 billion) by 2045 for loans in the energy sector

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/kyrgyzstan-po-kreditam-na-energoproekty-dolzhen-vernut-160-mlrd-somov-do-2045-goda

Kyrgyzstan to repay $492 million for Bishkek CHP modernization

In Russian: https://kyrtag.kg/ru/news/kyrgyzstan-dolzhen-vyplatit-po-kreditu-na-tets-492-mln-

National Energy Holding and ADB discuss installation of solar systems in Issyk-Kul Oblast and the purchase of electric vehicles

In Russian: http://www.tazabek.kg/news:1494760?from=tazabek&place=archive

President S. Jeenbekov ratified an agreement with IDA for financing a heat supply improvement project totaling US$ 46 million

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1494605?f=cp

 

Uzbekistan

Silmash has started the modernization of the largest thermal power plant in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190215/1028286775/silmash-pristupil-modernizacii-krupneyshey-tes-uzbekistan.html

It became known when the construction of the first NPP will begin in Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190210/1028222014/uzbekistan-nachalo-stroitelstvo-pervaya-aes.html

Uzbekistan establishes Ministry of Energy

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145112&cat=region

Mirziyoev appoints energy minister

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190204/1028161590/byvshiy-vice-premer-uzbekistana-vozglavil-minenergo.html

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan and the World Bank prepare reforms in the country’s energy sector

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190205/1028170066/minenergo-uzbekistan-vsemirnyy-bank-reformy-tek-strana.html

Tashkent to become party to the conventions on nuclear safety

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/politics/20190212/10792992/Tashkent-v-ramkakh-stroitelstva-AES-primknet-k-konventsiyam-po-yadernoy-bezopasnosti.html

"Uzbekenergo" and "Uzbekneftegaz" will be restructured

In Russian: https://uz.sputniknews.ru/Uzbekistan/20190205/10724774/Uzbekenergo-i-Uzbekneftegaz-budut-restrukturizovany.html

Lukoil increases gas production in Uzbekistan by 67%

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145274&cat=region

First solar photovoltaic station to be built in Uzbekistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145058&cat=region

Tashkent and Kabul discussed the prospects for implementing joint energy projects

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190215/1028287417/tashkent-kabul-obsudili-perspektivy-realizacii-energeticheskih-proektov.html  

Uzbekistan approves plans for nuclear energy development for 2019-2029

In Russian: http://uzdaily.uz/articles-id-41597.htm

 

Tajikistan

Tajikistan earned US$ 77 million from electricity exports

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190201/tadzhikistan-viruchil-za-schet-eksporta-elektroenergii-77-mln

EFSD to provide Tajikistan with US$ 40 million for the reconstruction of hydroelectric power plants

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190206/1028184612/efsr-predostavit-tajikistan-40-millionov-dollarov-na-rekonstrukciyu-ges.html

Tajikistan plans to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145655&cat=region

Tajikistan plans to increase electricity tariff for export to Uzbekistan

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/country/20190213/1028266559/tajikistan-tarif-elektroenergiya-uzbekistan.html

When will the entire population of Dushanbe get natural gas?

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/society/20190210/kogda-vsyo-naselenie-dushanbe-poluchit-prirodnii-gaz

The debt of Barqi Tojik to Sangtuda-1 HPP grew by another US$ 28 million

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190212/zadolzhennost-barki-tochik-pered-sangtudinskoi-ges-1-virosla-etshe-na-28-mln

Tajikistan's population owes more than US$ 100 million for electricity

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190213/naselenie-tadzhikistana-zadolzhalo-za-elektroenergiyu-bolee-100-mln

US$ 222 million from the national budget will be allocated for the completion of Rogun HPP this year

In Russian: https://news.tj/ru/news/tajikistan/economic/20190215/na-dostroiku-roguna-v-etom-godu-napravyat-222-mln-iz-byudzheta

 

Kazakhstan

Utility tariffs down in all regions of Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://24.kz/ru/news/social/item/296554-snhenie-tarifov-proizoshlovo-vsekh-regionakh-kazakhstana  

Bozumbayev: Kazakhstan is preparing to introduce a ban on the export of diesel fuel

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/radio/20190208/9220993/Bozumbaev-Kazakhstan-gotovitsya-vvesti-zapret-na-vyvoz-dizelnogo-topliva.html

Gasification in Kazakhstan will reach 50.5% by the end of 2019

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190208/9223406/minehnergo-gazifikaciya-kazahstan-prognoz.html

EBRD to allocate € 56 million for solar power plants in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/economy/20190214/9297399/eabr-kazakhstan-solnechnye-ehlektrostancii.html

Samruk-Energy plans to resume construction of the third power unit at Ekibastuz-2 power plant

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/kompanii/2019-02/samruk-energo-planiruet-vozobnovit-stroitelstvo-tretego-energobloka-na

Fitch predicts a decline in profits of electricity generating companies in Kazakhstan

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/02/12/fitch-prognoziruet-snizhenie-pribyli-elektrogeneriruyushchih-kompaniy-kazahstana

Astana and New Delhi signed a memorandum on cooperation in energy

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/02/13/astana-i-nyu-deli-podpisali-memorandum-o-sotrudnichestve-v-energetike

KEGOC: South of Kazakhstan is rapidly increasing electricity consumption

In Russian: https://kursiv.kz/news/otraslevye-temy/2019-02/kegoc-yug-kazakhstana-bystro-naraschivaet-potreblenie-elektroenergii

Solar energy production increased by 9%

In Russian: https://kapital.kz/economic/75816/proizvodstvo-solnechnoj-energii-vyroslo-na-9.html

Kazakhstan oil production hit new record in 2018

In Russian: https://www.inform.kz/ru/rekordnyy-ob-em-nefti-dobyl-kazahstan-v-2018-godu-kanat-bozumbaev_a3496407

 

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan interested in co-op with German oil and gas companies

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145711&cat=region

Turkmenistan eyes to increase electricity exports to Afghanistan

In English: https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=145637&cat=region

EBRD will not give Turkmenistan credit for oil production on the Caspian shelf

In Russian: https://eadaily.com/en/news/2019/02/11/ebrr-ne-dast-turkmenii-kredit-dlya-neftedobychi-na-shelfe-kaspiya

Petronas presents new offers to Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/17409/petronas-predstavila-novye-predlozheniya-turkmenistanu

Gazprom continues talks on gas purchases from Turkmenistan

In Russian: https://turkmenportal.com/blog/17375/rossiiskii-gazprom-prodolzhaet-peregovory-o-zakupkah-turkmenskogo-gaza

Prospects for the development of the fuel and energy complex: digital wells and fields

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18092

Vectors of transformation: construction and electric power industries

In Russian: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=18111

 

Other regional news

Lavrov says Russia is ready to join CASA-1000 and TAPI

In Russian: https://tj.sputniknews.ru/asia/20190204/1028164295/lavrov-russia-gotova-podklyuchitsya-proekty-casa-1000-tapi.html

 

Analysis

Kazakhstan and its pungent oil: A curse and a blessing

In English: https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstan-and-its-pungent-oil-a-curse-and-a-blessing 

Large and small hydropower plants in Kyrgyzstan: What can be built in the future?

In Russian: www.tazabek.kg/news:1496032?f=cp

Energy audits in Kazakhstan: status and prospects

In Russian: https://eenergy.media/2019/02/06/energoaudit-v-kazahstane-sostoyanie-i-perspektivy/


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