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It is beneficial for Kyrgyzstan to sell electricity to Kazakh companies - expert.

The water level in Toktogul reservoir will soon reach highest possible limit and will make more than 19 billion cubic meters, Nikolay Kravtsov, head of the public association JUSTIN and member of the electricity export tender commission, told Business AKIpress.Nikolay Kravtsov agrees with arguments made by the Electric Stations OJSC that Kyrgyzstan needs to promptly sign contracts with Kazakh companies, which wish to buy electricity.It is beneficial for Kyrgyzstan to sell electricity. "If we do not launch generators at the Toktogul reservoir, we will have to discharge water without power production to prevent reservoir overfilling," he explained.Kravtsov also said that power purchasers dictate selling price for Kyrgyzstan.By July 9, the Toktogul reservoir has 17.208 billion cubic meters.The Electric Stations OJSC said earlier that the water level in Toktogul reservoir will each the maximum possible limit of 19.5 billion cubic meters in the 3rd quarter of 2010 based on hydrometeorological data and power production.

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Date:Jul 9, 2010
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