NUR-SULTAN. Jan 25 (Interfax) - The major power outage in Central Asia on Tuesday morning was prompted by a critical misbalance in the system, the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC) said in a statement available on its website.
"On 25 January 2022 at 11:59 (Nur-Sultan time), a significant emergency imbalance in the Central Asian power system (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan) led to a power surge in North-East-South 500 kV power transmission line in Kazakhstan," KEGOC said.
This prompted the operator to disconnect the North-East-South line from the grid, "cutting power supply to a significant part of consumers in southern Kazakhstan," it said.
"The amount of load-shedding is about 1,500 MW," it said.
"Currently, KEGOC, the System Operator, is taking measures to rectify the fault," it said.
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