Power supply in Kyrgyzstan will soon follow modern standards – Rehabilitation of high-voltage grid
Kyrgyzstan is in the process of modernizing a large part of its high-voltage grid in order to better supply its population with electricity in the future. A consortium under the leadership of Lahmeyer International is involved in this rehabilitation project, which is being co-financed by the Asian Development Bank. On behalf of the National Electrical Grid of Kyrgyzstan (NEGK) the Lahmeyer-GIEG (Group of Independent Engineers from Geneva, Switzerland) consortium will lead the tendering process and supervise the implementation phase.
Out-dated equipment such as high-voltage switchgear and instrument transformers will be replaced in existing facilities to improve the reliability of the grid. New ground wires with integrated fiber optic cables will replace the existing ground wires along the high-voltage overhead lines. Moreover, load dispatch centers will be modernized and other further existing stations integrated into the SCADA system.
A commercial state-of-the-art metering and billing system will be implemented in Kyrgyzstan partly using the mobile phone network for the transmission of relevant data. This infrastructure project extending over most of Kyrgystan’s area is considered important for the country’s further development. The project is expected to be completed in three years’ time.