Pakistan has signed an agreement to import 1,000 megawatts of electricity from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for 9.35 cents per 1 kWh 1 within the CASA-1000 Project, Tazabek reports.
Tajikistan will export 70% of electricity, while Kyrgyzstan – 30%. Afghanistan will consume 300 MW of the power exports, and Pakistan – 1,000 MW.
The CASA-1000 Project is scheduled for completion in 2018 under the auspices of the World Bank.
The first phase of the project covers creation of the necessary infrastructure and systems for transmission and sale of 1,300 MW of electricity produced by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in summer.
Implementation of CASA-1000 thus requires:
- 500-kV power transmission line from Kyrgyzstan's Datka substation to Tajikistan's Khujand (475 km);
- converting substation with capacity of 1,300 MW at Tajikistan's Sangtuda;
- high-voltage transmission line from Sangtuda to Kabul in Afghanistan and Peshawar in Pakistan (750 km);
- converting substation with capacity of 300 MW in Kabul that would provide import and export of electricity;
- converting substation with capacity of 1,300 MW in Peshawar.
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