Kazakhstan’s Grid Operator Intends To Withdraw Support from Central Asian Energy System
Kazakhstan has stated that it may step out of the Central Asian energy system. According to the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), the country’s energy system is able to fully provide the internal market and support Kyrgyzstan.
“Energy is constantly being taken out of the energy network, specifically by Tajikistan”, a KEGOC Spokesman explained. “Such imbalances between energy production and consumption are likely to overburden the North-South transmission line. This, in turn, could lead to electricity rationing and a possible cascade failure of the system, affecting both Kazakhstan and Russia,” the Grid Operator continued, 24.kg News Agency reports.