By BBC Monitoring
Moldova's Energocom energy company and the Russian-owned Cuciurgan power plant, based in the breakaway Dniester region, have extended the power supply contract by one month, the government-funded Novosti Pridnestrovya news agency has reported.
The six-month contract, which expires on 1 October, was signed in March.
In October, Moldova would buy around 305,000 MWh from the plant paying for $66 per MWh, the agency said. The sides were preparing for the signing of a "long-tern contract", it added.
Novosti Pridnestrovya quoted the head of the Moldovan Energocom company, Victor Brinzari, as saying that the volume agreed for October would be "85% of what the right bank of the Dniester River [territory under Chisinau's control] needs. The rest will be generated by renewable energy companies, heat-and-power stations and purchased from Romania and Ukraine."
Source: Novosti Pridnestrovya website, Tiraspol, in Russian 1246 gmt 29 Sep 23