Kazakhstan imposes restrictions on electricity consumption

Asia (, - With the onset of winter in Kazakhstan, electricity consumption has increased significantly. Due to the growing energy shortage, the national power grid operator KEGOC is forced to introduce restrictions. This was reported today, on December 15, by Ferghana News Agency with reference to the company's press release.

According to the operator, on December 7, 2022, a historical maximum consumption was recorded in the entire history of the Kazakhstani energy system - 16,459 MW. At the same time, the total generation of power plants in the country was only 15,203 MW.

The deficit had to be covered by unscheduled flows from the Russian energy system.

“The systematic shortage of generation to cover the need for electricity and power arises due to frequent emergency and unscheduled repairs at power plants in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the context of significant imbalances, in order to ensure reliable operation of the UES of Kazakhstan, the System Operator is forced to declare the “Accident” mode in the Northern, Southern, as well as in the Western zone of the Kazakhstani energy system, with the introduction of restrictions on the consumption of electrical energy by large industrial enterprises,” the message says.

The company emphasized that the imposed restrictions will not affect the population, since its energy supply is a priority for it.

This is not the first time such a situation has arisen in Kazakhstan. In the autumn-winter period of 2021, she was associated with the activities of cryptocurrency miners, including illegal ones.

Kazakhstan imposes restrictions on electricity consumption