UJSC "KEGOC" held the 34th meeting of the Electric Power Coordination Council of Central Asia
On December 11, 2020, , one of the most important events in the field of regional electric power industry - a meeting of the Coordinating Electric Power Council (CEPC) of Central Asia (Council) - was held under the chairmanship of KEGOC. The meeting of the Council was held by KEGOC in online format in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. The meeting was attended by: Chairman of the Management Board of KEGOC JSC Bakytzhan Kazhiev (Republic of Kazakhstan), Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NES of Uzbekistan Dadazhon Isakulov (Republic of Uzbekistan), Chairman of the Management Board of OJSC Barki Tojik Mirzo Ismoilzoda (Republic of Tajikistan), General Director of JSC “NES of Kyrgyzstan” Emil Kudanaliev (Kyrgyz Republic), as well as Director of the Coordination Dispatch Center “Energia” Hamidilla Shamsiev. “The Council was established in 2003, and over the years of its action, many key decisions have been made to ensure reliable parallel operation and development of power systems,” noted the head of KEGOC. “We can say with confidence that the Council has become a unique “platform” for conducting a constructive dialogue on topical issues of cooperation between the Unified Power System of Kazakhstan (UPS) and the Integrated Power System of Central Asia (IPS)." During the meeting, a number of topical issues were considered to ensure concerted actions and coordination of parallel work of the UPS of Kazakhstan and the IPS of Central Asia. Particular attention was paid to the issues of ensuring the reliability of the energy systems of the participating countries in the current autumn-winter period. In addition, KEGOC informed the Council members about the progress of the project to create an automatic frequency and power control system (AFPCS) in the UPS of Kazakhstan and the possibility of its scaling in the IPS of Central Asia, taking into account the existing regulatory capacity potential. The AFPCS system is designed to maintain a balance between the production and consumption of electricity in automatic mode. Bakytzhan Kazhiev separately emphasized that the modern world is characterized by the rapid development of technology, economy and society. “These changes also affect the power industry, presenting ever new challenges. In my opinion, we need to jointly determine some systemic measures in key areas of development of the UES of Kazakhstan and the UES of Central Asia for the long term, taking into account global trends”, said the head of KEGOC JSC. Following the meeting, the members of the Council adopted a number of specific decisions aimed at the implementation of coordinated actions and coordination of modes to ensure the reliability of parallel operation of the UPS of Kazakhstan and the IPS of Central Asia. The Council members supported initiatives of KEGOC JSC proposed during the meeting. A decision was made to develop a joint Concept for the development of the UPS of Kazakhstan and the IPS of Central Asia for the long term. The participants also agreed to substantively consider the possibility of creating a centralized AFPCS system at the level of power interconnection between the UPS of Kazakhstan and the UPS of Central Asia, as well as develop uniform technical requirements for the integration of renewable energy sources in power systems.
The relationships between neighboring energy systems of Central Asia are regulated by the Agreement on the parallel operation of energy systems between the Governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (Bishkek, June 17, 1999), according to which the participants can carry out interstate electricity supplies and provide mutual services - transit, power regulation. The advantage of this agreement for Kazakhstan is the ability to provide reliable power supply to consumers in the southern region of the country. Guided by this Agreement, in order to coordinate parallel work and ensure concerted actions, in 2003 the operators of the power systems of the four countries created an advisory body - CEPC of Central Asia, which today is a unique "platform" for conducting a constructive dialogue. The members of CEPC Central Asia include System Operators such as KEGOC JSC, representing the Republic of Kazakhstan, NEG of Uzbekistan JSC, National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan JSC and Barki Tojik OJSC, acting on behalf of the Republic of Tajikistan.