BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 13. President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov approved a proposal to build a combined combined-cycle power plant with a capacity of 1,574 MW in the Balkan region of the country during an online meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on March 10, Trend reports with reference to Turkmen media outlets.
The proposal for the construction of the power plant was put forward by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Baymyrat Annamamedov.
He proposed to enhance measures taken to create additional energy capacities, increase electricity consumption and the constant increase in demand for Turkmen electricity on foreign markets.
According to the report, the construction of a new power plant is provided for by the Investment Program of Turkmenistan for 2023.
This plant will become the second such energy enterprise in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's first combined combined-cycle power plant with an annual capacity of 1,574 MW went into operation in 2018 in the Mary region.