Russia Prepares Document for the Use of Kazakhstan’s Energy Network for Power Transmission
Next month, Russia and Kazakhstan plan to sign a revised version of the document detailing the transmission of electricity through Kazakhstan to Siberia in view of the aftermath of the incident at the Sayano-Shushin Hydro Electric Power Station, according to the Russian Vice Minister of Energy Vyacheslav Sinyugin.
Sinyugin explained that negotiators had discussed the wording of the document and agreed on most points.
After the incident at the Sayano-Shushin Hydro Electric Power Station, which happened on 17th
August, the energy system of Siberia lost nearly 4.3 gigawatts of power. It was decided to cover the deficit by thermal generation and transfer of electricity from the European part of the Russian energy grid as well as from the Ural region. The transfer capacities of Russian electricity lines are insufficient and it was decided to come to an agreement with Kazakhstan on the transmission of electricity through its territory, according to CA News.