CentralAsia (TJ) – In the first six months of this year, Tajikistan exported electricity worth over $43.2 million, which is $1.4 million less compared to the same period in 2022, Asia Plus reports, citing data from the Statistics Agency of the Republic.
It is specified that within the framework of the agreements concluded, the state-owned company Barki Tojik supplies electricity to Afghanistan (all year round, but in limited volumes in the autumn-winter period) and to Uzbekistan only in the spring-summer period (from May to August).
This is due to the fact that during the autumn-winter period there is not enough electricity even to provide domestic consumers. In summer, Tajikistan has large surpluses of water and energy resources, some of which is wasted.
In mid-May of this year, the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan announced the start of seasonal imports of electricity from Tajikistan.
“It is known that since 2018 there has been a practice of exporting electricity produced during the summer reclamation period to Uzbekistan, which, in turn, serves to increase the flow of natural waters entering the reservoirs of our country,” the department said at the time.
According to the statistical agency, in the first half of this year, about 10.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity were produced in Tajikistan, which is 3.3% more compared to the same period in 2022.
About 95% of electricity is generated by hydroelectric power plants, the rest – by thermal stations, as well as solar stations – in small volumes.
Source: Central Asia Media