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Uzbekistan slightly increases electricity generation since early 2013
Uzbekistan increased electricity generation by 3.8 percent to 27.057 billion kilowatt per hour in January-June 2013 compared to the first six months of 2011, a source in the Uzbek government circles told Trend today.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, Uzbekistan's power stations have provided the population and the enterprises of the republic with 9.613 million gigacalories of thermal energy since early 2013 (a 3.4 percent decrease).
The electricity generation increased by 0.2 percent to 52.534 billion kilowatt per hour in 2012 compared to 2011. The Uzbek power stations provided the population and enterprises with 18.876 million gigacalories of thermal energy (a 0.2 percent decrease).
Currently, around 45 power stations with a capacity of 12,400 megawatt operate in the Uzbek energy system, including 16 power stations of "Uzbekenergo" company with a total capacity of 12,040 megawatt.
Over 98 percent of electric power in Uzbekistan is generated at the power stations as part of the "Uzbekenergo" company, which was established on the basis of the Uzbek Ministry of Power Industry and Electrification.
The remained electric power is generated by autonomous thermal power stations of industrial enterprises and small hydropower stations as part of the Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Up to 90 percent of electric power is generated by 10 thermal power stations of the company with a total capacity of 10.6 million kilowatt. Some 29 hydropower stations of the company with 1.4 kilowatt capacity are mainly united in cascades of the hydroelectric power station and work on a waterway.
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