On October 23, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov opened the Akhal-Balkan power line "using a digital system", the state information agency TDH reported .
Equipment, materials and vehicles for the construction were purchased with a loan from the Asian Development Bank.
TDH promises that “the ring structure will provide an opportunity for mutual redundancy between the power systems of the velayats and Ashgabat, so power engineers will be able to repair power units, substations and power lines without prejudice to consumers . This will make it possible not only to provide stable electricity to local consumers, but also to export electricity abroad, primarily to neighboring states. "
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, located in the capital, launched the power transmission line online. He was in touch with Deputy Prime Minister for Economic, Banking and International Financial Organizations Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the Control Center of the Avazin Power Plant, and Deputy Prime Minister Charymyrat Purchekov , who oversees the construction, industrial and energy complex , at the Control Center of the Dervezin Power Plant.
“We will achieve the reliability of power supply to consumers ... We will complete the work on uniting the power system into a single ring. Thus, in any weather conditions, all regions of the country will be uninterruptedly provided with electricity, ”the head of state assured, adding that the existing Ashgabat-Mary transmission line will also be modernized.
After the speech, the President launched the power transmission line and watched a video about it. Then the specialists of the Ministry of Energy spoke, who "thanked the leader of the nation for tireless care and active assistance in the construction of power lines."
It should be noted that power outages occur quite often in the country. The lights are often turned off due to bad weather conditions. At the end of 2014, the President ordered to eliminate the power outages for the population so that “no weather conditions - be it heavy rains or winds - would affect the functioning of the power grids”.
In mid-October, the Chronicle of Turkmenistan reported that for more than ten days in the villages of the Lebap velayat, electricity and gas have been switched off every day (from 08.00 to 18.00). At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on October 15, the head of state instructed the government to strengthen work on the rational use of electricity and its saving by domestic consumers.
It became known in June 2019 that a ring power system (power lines Akhal-Balkan and Balkan-Dashoguz) will be built in the country . Its construction began in July 2020 in Turkmenistan . The general contractor, the Turkmenenergostroy concern, has begun work on the construction of reinforced concrete foundations for the Akhal-Balkan and Balkan-Dashoguz power lines. At the same time, the construction of the Serdar-220 electrical substation began.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan