Kazakhstan resumed electricity exports to Russia

Kazakhstan has resumed electricity exports to Russia. The second power unit of "Ekibastuz GRES-2 power plant" JSC has been put into operation on March 17, 2016 and Kazakh electricity is supplied to Russian power system

Kazakhstan resumed electricity exports to Russia

Kazakhstan has resumed electricity exports to Russia. The second power unit of "Ekibastuz GRES-2 power plant" JSC has been put into operation on March 17, 2016 and Kazakh electricity is supplied to Russian power system. The expected volume of exported electricity in 2016 will make 1,8 bln. KWh.

- Owing to support of Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, free capacities of Ekibastuz GRES-1 and GRES-2 were put to work for carrying out export deliveries"- said  Almassadam Satkaliyev, " Samruk-Energy" JSC  Chairman of the Board.

Decisions taken by Kazakhstan state bodies correspond to international practice on boosting and encouraging the export potential of power industry. Mutually beneficial agreements between major players of Kazakhstani and Russian wholesale electricity market will ensure foreign exchange earnings, additional volumes of production, services and income.

In November 2014 Kazakhstan ceased electricity supply against the backdrop of a decline in Russian ruble to Kazakh tenge. The volume of electricity exports of "Samruk-Energy" to Russian Federation in 2013 and 2014 totaled 2, 452 and 1,862 billion KWh, respectively.

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