President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed an appeal To the participants of the International exhibition and conference "the Main directions of development of the energy industry of Turkmenistan", which opened today in Ashgabat.
All the necessary conditions have been created for the modernization of the energy industry, which is due to the high dynamics of the growth of the economic potential of the country, the presidential address reads.
In accordance with the national program of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan for 2011-2030 and the Concept of development of the electric power industry for 2013-2020, the volume of electricity production will be significantly increased. In the near future there will be a major upgrade of distribution systems, transformers and substations in villages, towns and etrap centers.
The accelerated pace of development of the energy sector achieved at the present time allows us to systematically increase the volume of electricity exports, which are in great demand in foreign markets. A significant increase in the potential of this industry has become possible due to the construction in a short time of powerful power plants, laying new power lines.
As a result of this growth, we can fully meet domestic consumer demand and export Turkmen electricity. Transnational power lines are of great economic and geopolitical importance, contributing to the strengthening of peace and sustainable development in the region, the expansion of partnerships between States, the message reads.
Gas turbine power plants, which will be built in the regions of the country in the framework of the "Concept of development of the electric power industry of Turkmenistan for 2013-2020", will significantly increase our energy capacity. With the commissioning of modern and high-tech gas turbine power plants, the material and technical base of the industry will be significantly strengthened.
Currently, we are implementing large-scale projects aimed at the modernization of existing gas turbine power plants and the construction of new ones. New power lines are being laid, distribution systems are being built. In the capital and velayats, work is underway to upgrade the energy infrastructure and outdoor lighting systems. In the implementation of projects in the energy industry uses the latest energy-saving technologies, high-performance equipment.
Implementing large-scale energy projects, we pay great attention to international sectoral cooperation. Ensuring stable and reliable supply of energy resources to foreign consumers is one of our priorities.
I am sure that the current international exhibition and scientific conference will provide you with opportunities to get acquainted with the achievements of the energy sector of Turkmenistan, exchange of information, discuss new promising projects, topical issues of effective use of energy - saving technologies and sources of renewable energy, will help to outline the vectors of mutually beneficial cooperation, - the presidential Address says.