Friday, June 22, 2012 -
Turkmenistan is in the process of modernizing its electrical grid in its capital city Ashgabat, news agencies reported Friday.
The effort is being led by local enterprises, which include the Sutun specialized department of Turkmenenergogurlushyk and the Ashgabatenergy production group, the Electric Light & Power news agency reported Friday.
More energy is being produced by the capital’s 12 municipal power substations, while additional substations have been mounted.
The project costs $1.6 billion in total, and is expected to be completed in 2017.
Power improvements are also being undertaken in Ashgabat’s residential neighborhoods, which include Parakhat.
More cables have been installed for Parakhat residents, while energy supply to northern residential regions Garadamak and Shor are also being upgraded.
The improvement in energy sources was necessitated by the growth of the Turkmen capital’s energy consumption, as a result of the economic development of the city.