Turkmenistan builds new power transmission line towards Afghanistan Energy
A 146-kilometer Yoloten-Tahtabazar power transmission line has been constructed in Turkmenistan towards Afghanistan, the Turkmen government said March 26.
A scheme of the route of the new transmission line was delivered to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a meeting of the country’s Cabinet of Ministers.
After its commissioning, it will be possible to ensure a higher level of reliable energy supply not only for local consumers, but also for those in neighboring Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan supplies electricity to Afghanistan on favorable terms.
The electricity production hit 22.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in Turkmenistan in 2015. The export hit 3.2 billion kWh.
At present, the work is underway to expand the export of electricity to Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. The possibilities of its transfer to Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and the Caucasian countries are being considered.
Turkmenistan plans to bring the electricity production to 35.5 billion kWh by 2030.