Russia is ready to double its electricity exports to Kazakhstan in November 2021, increasing the power flow by 300-400 MW, Aleksandra Panina, a member of the board of Inter RAO, told Izvestia.
The company will carry out additional supplies at market prices, their growth is associated with the risk of a shortage of electricity in Kazakhstan in the coming winter, she added.
“The lack of electricity in the country is mainly caused by the growth in the number of miners in Kazakhstan, they put a heavy load on the energy system,” said Alexandra Panina.
Now the supply of electricity between Russia and Kazakhstan is carried out by non-commercial mechanisms of parallel operation of the power system, with a capacity of about 400 MW, said the top manager of the company.
During a period of a decrease in demand for electricity, Kazakhstan supplies surplus electricity to Russia, and during a period of its shortage, it receives it from the Russian Federation at a cost without taking into account a number of services of Russian energy companies, Alexandra Panina explained.
On the eve, Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov, during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, announced that he was launching work with the energy system of Kazakhstan today. Unscheduled flow diversion occurs 1-1.5 GW, the minister noted. Electricity consumption in the country has increased by about 6% due to the work of mining farms that have left China, the official added.
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