In most of the EDB member countries (with the exception of
This is due to the fact that the commissioning of new generating facilities outstrips domestic demand for electricity, the document notes. That is why the projects of creating an additional network infrastructure for the export of electricity outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) are relevant now.
EDB analysts note that several important interstate electric grid projects are being implemented now. For example, the
Kazakhstan needs to explore the possibilities for exporting surplus electricity to new destinations, including China and South Asia.
In the longer term, it is possible to implement projects within the Asian energy ring — energy bridges connecting the systems of
Also, EDB analysts noted that the level of depreciation of power grid assets in most of the EEU countries exceeds 50 percent. More than half of the equipment is operated outside the normative service life. The main part of electrical networks in the
«Reduction of power losses in networks is still topical. Excessive losses in the network, primarily due to unaccounted consumption are one of the most pressing problems of the electric grid economy in
At the same time, it was noted that weak regulatory systems and state ownership are the main obstacles for the development of the electric grid sector. At the same time, the EDB believes that privatization of the industry can become a driver of reforms.