Small HPP Launched In Kyrgyzstan's Talas

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, May 21. President ofKyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov participated in the inauguration of theBala-Saruu small hydroelectric power plant (HPP) in the Talasregion, Trend reports.

According to the president's press service, during the ceremony,Zhaparov reminded the public that the groundbreaking ceremony forthe Bala-Saruu HPP took place in August 2021. At that time, expertspredicted that the construction of such a plant would take threeyears.

"We managed to complete the construction of the hydroelectricpower plant in less than three years, including the design phase is the first state project for building a smallhydroelectric power plant since Kyrgyzstan gained independence project opens new opportunities for the sector and positivelyimpacts the country's economic development. It also strengthens thetrust of our people and the international community in ourgovernment," Zhaparov said.

He also noted that, in the past, the construction of statefacilities often relied on loans from international donors, withconstruction carried out by foreign companies.

The president emphasized that the feasibility study for theBala-Saruu HPP was updated by the research institute under theMinistry of Energy to meet modern requirements, and theconstruction work was carried out by domestic companies.

A total of 2.8 billion soms ($31.747 million) was allocated forthe project's implementation, including contributions from theKyrgyz-Russian Development Fund.

The Bala-Saruu HPP was built at the lower reach of the Kirovreservoir with three generators, providing a total capacity of 25megawatts. The plant's average annual electricity production is 92million kWh, which will meet the electricity needs of 19,000residents in two districts of the Talas region.


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