Central Asia Weekly Energy News Roundup - August 18 - August 24, 2012

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Week of August 18 - August 24, 2012 


Sustainability report: CASA electricity import project flawed, says reportPakistan is better off generating its own electricity than importing electricity through CASA-1000MW project, says a research study conducted by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).  The research termed the import project flawed and said that it will provide power for only seven months.  The CASA 1000 project aims to transmit energy from Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan through a 700km electricity transmission line, the longest ever. The transmission line will pass through the politically troubled area of Afghanistan..... Source: NewstrackIndia.com
Gas from TAPI likely to flow in five years: OfficialGas from the ambitious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is expected to start flowing into energy-starved India in another five years, official sources said.  India in May signed the gas sales-purchase agreement for the $7.6 billion gas pipeline project that is to begin in Turkmenistan and pass through Afghanistan and Pakistan before terminating in India.... He said that the process of selecting the consortium, funding of the 1,680-km pipeline and other aspects will take around a year.... Source: Tribune.com.pk
Источник: Newsland.ru
United States Companies are going to take part in the TAPI Project.

Kazakhstan to decide on nuclear power plant in 2012Kazakhstan's government is to decide by the end of this year whether to build a nuclear power plant, according to the head of state nuclear company Kazatomprom, Vladimir Shkolnik. Construction of the plant will fill a growing energy deficit in the rapidly industrialising west of the country, but it is a controversial decision given Kazakhstan's legacy as the main Soviet nuclear testing ground.   For several years Kazatomprom has been in talks with its Russian counterpart Rosatom over plans to build a nuclear reactor in the remote western town of Aktau.......Source: Bne.eu
Kazakhstan to deliver additional 100 mln cub meters of gas to KyrgyzstanKazakhstan will deliver extra 100 mln cubic meters of gas to Kyrgyzstan," Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev told after the third sitting of the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Supreme Interstate Council. "The issue of additional deliver of 100 mln cubic meters has been settled. It was the important issue. We gave a task start jointly the Almaty-Kemin project implementation. It will let us export electric energy in the future. We also debated the issue concerning construction of a new hydro power station," the Kyrgyz President said....Source: Gazeta.kz
Источник: zakon.kz
Transportation energy efficiency requirements are established.
Источник: zakon.kz
1.5 billion KZT will be spent on modernization of the power grid company in Petropavlovsk.
Aman Tentiyev: Russia will allocate a credit at 2.5 percent per annum to construct Kambar-Ata hydroelectric power station -1 in Kyrgyzstan - Russia will allocate a credit at 2.5 percent per annum to construct Kambar-Ata hydroelectric power station -1 after conducting a feasibility study,” Electric Stations JSC’s director general Aman Tentiyev told 24.kg news agency. According to him, until September, 15 the parties should sign an agreement and ratify it. “Then Russia must invest in the authorized capital of Kambarata-1 CJSC. The money will be used for a tender to identify the company which will prepare a feasibility study. When the project sum is determined, Russia will allocate a credit at 2.5 percent to CJSC. It should be noted that the credit is given not to the Kyrgyz party, but for a joint venture,” Aman Tentiyev explained....Source: eng.24.kg
Источник: novoteka.ru
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan will create the Trans Asian Power Ring Almaty-Kemin.
Power losses are 22.7 % in the Issyk-Kul and Naryn oblasts of Kyrgyzstan. 

Источник: 24kg

High-voltage substation will be built on the Turkish grand in the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Sughd province to face energy cuts in the next two daysIn the next two days, August 22-23, Sughd province will face electricity cuts, press service of the Administration of Sughd Province reports.  "The South-North high-voltage power line will be closed for repair from 8:00 till 17:00 local time," the source reported.  Therefore, the administration of the province urged the population of the area to use alternative energy sources during this period. As reported to AP by the Barqi Tojik, limited energy supply is linked to repair works at the South-North and other power lines. "Repair works will be carried out at other high-voltage power lines as well as at some substations," the source stressed.... Source: News.tj
Источник: news.tj
Tethys Petroleum will launch additional seismic operations in late August in Tajikistan.

Источник: news.tj

Two boiler houses should be put into operation by the end of this year in Tajikistan which will provide central heating and hot water in the winter
U.S. companies seek incentive of Turkmenistan to participate in TAPI project - U.S. companies seek an incentive of Turkmenistan in order to participate in the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) pipeline project, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told reporters during his visit to Central Asia.  "Many American companies are very interested in participating," he said adding that the road show will be going to the United States but also other countries as well.....Source: Trend.az
U.S. State Department: Turkmenistan may provide India with natural gas - Turkmenistan has sufficient gas to provide India's fast-growing economy with this fuel, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told journalists. "We see that TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline is particularly important because it's going to join two of the most important end-points in this regional connectivity that we talk about, Turkmenistan and India," Blake said....Source: Trend.az
Источник: rosbalt.ru
Armenia will buy power from Turkmenistan.
Источник: neftegaz.ru
The Americans will participate in TAPI, if Turkmenistan would “provide special conditions” for the United States. 
China has supplied  a set of pipes for the Turkmen field "Galkynysh."
Источник:  turkmenistan.ru
Turkmenistan will accede to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transborder  Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) 
Uzbekistan to begin electricity metering modernization in 2013 - Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company in early 2013 will begin modernizing the metering system of electricity in the domestic sector of Uzbekistan, Uzbekenergo chairman Batyr Teshabaev said on Tuesday during an international seminar in Tashkent. According to the Uzbekenergo, a project worth $802 million provides for introduction of an automated system for monitoring and metering of households in all twelve regions. The project will be implemented by the end of 2015...Source: Trend.az
Источник: 12.uz 
 German Bosch Termotechnik GmbH will modernize district heating of Chirchik by 2016.
Источник: 12.uz 
 Uzbekistan has reconstructed the infrastructure of the Navoi TPP for $ 28 million.
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