Tajikistan halts electricity supplies to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan halts electricity supplies to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
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Tajikistan halted export of electricity to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, but still continues electricity export to Tajikistan, Minister of Energy and Water Resources Daler Juma told reporters today, APA reports citing AKIPress.

"Due to dry hydrological cycle since last year, the government introduced restrictions for electricity export in order to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply for populationi n cold season," the Minister said.

Tajikistan reduced electricity export by 48%, he said.

Tajikistan generated 19.77 billion kWh of electricity in 2020. Some 1.528 billion kWh of electricity were exported for more than $56.4 million.

The country rations electricity in rural areas since January 5. Power outages last from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.

Such decision was made due to a water level 4 meters less in the Nurek water reservoir than in the same period of the previous year.

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