ALMATY. July 28 (Interfax-Kazakhstan) - KEGOC JSC - the operator of Kazakhstan's power grid - stated that all conditions for restoring power supply to all affected consumers have already been created in Atyrau region.
Conditions were created to restore for restoring power supply to all de-energized consumers; work mode was set up for the Atyrau refinery to be put back on track in full while currently its power load is nearly 35 MW, the company said in a statement released on Thursday.
"Due to adverse weather conditions in the Atyrau region of the Republic of Kazakhstan (rain, thunderstorm, gale) and the fall of several supports of 220kV overhead power lines (OPL), the facilities of JSC Caspian Pipeline Consortium of Kazakhstan (CPC-K) in the country were cut off from power supply: the Kurmangazy and Isatai oil pumping stations. As of July 27, 2022, the incident did not affect the implementation of the schedule of shipments of the current month," the CPC press office said earlier.
In addition, 220 kV communication lines of the Karabatan Utility Solution power plant were disconnected from the power system, as a result of which the power plant decreased its generation to zero, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said earlier.
"On July 27 at 6:08 p.m. due to unfavorable weather conditions in the Atyrau region (rain, thunderstorm, gale) two 220 kW overhead power transmission lines (OPL) feeding the Kurmangazy oil pumping station (OPL on the balance sheet of JSC Caspian Pipeline Consortium of Kazakhstan (CPC-K)) were simultaneously blacked out. The fallen supports of the transmission lines were discovered. This resulted in power supply cuts to CPC-K JSC by 16 MW," the statement said.
220 kV supply line inlets at the Atyrau oil refinery were disconnected, according to the ministry. However, KEGOC claims that these lines were not disconnected and remained in work mode.
The cause for powercuts at the Atyrau Refinery will be investigated, KEGOC informed.
The Uralsk-Atyrau transit 220 kV transmission line, which had been under scheduled repair, was commited , and thus the capacitiy lost in the emergency was replaced with conditions created for the power supply restoration for consumers affected, according to the company.
KEGOC acts as the system operator of Kazakhstan's unified energy system. In December 2014, as part of the People's IPO program, 10% of KEGOC's ordinary shares was placed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).