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Last Published: 11/8/2017

As of 2017, there are reportedly thirteen power stations in Turkmenistan including near Mary (southeast Turkmenistan), Turkmenbashy, Awaza and Balkanabat (western Turkmenistan), Ashgabat, Abadan, and Ak Bugday (central Turkmenistan), Seydi (eastern Turkmenistan), Dashoguz (northern Turkmenistan), Serdarabat (northeastern Turkmenistan), Derweze (Central Turkmenistan) and one hydroelectric station in Hindigush (southern Turkmenistan). In April 2017, the Government of Turkmenistan announced total existing generation capacity equals 5,432,4 megawatt (MW). In 2016, Turkmenistan produced more than 24 billion kWh. In 2015, Turkmenistan produced 22.5 billion kWh and exported 3.2 billion kWh.
Turkmenistan has ambitious plans to bring power generation capacity to about 26 billion kWh by 2020 and to 35 billion kWh by 2030 by upgrading existing power stations and building new ones. The country has announced plans to build 14 new gas turbine power stations with a total capacity of 4,000 megawatts by 2020.
In 2013, the government introduced a USD 5 billion Concept to Develop the Electric Power Industry of Turkmenistan during the period 2013-2020, with the goal of increasing the country’s electricity exports fivefold to an estimated 12.6 billion kWh by 2020. The first phase of the program’s implementation (2013-2016) included the construction of eight gas turbine power plants in Ahal, Lebap and Mary provinces, the reconstruction of power plants in Seydi, Balkanabat and Abadan cities, and the construction of high voltage power transmission lines. The second phase, scheduled to be completed during the period 2017-2020, involves the construction of six new combined cycle power plants.
Power Generation:

 2014201520162017 (Estimated)
Total Local Production22.3bln
24bln kWh[1]*
Total Exports2.9bln kWh3.2bln kWh**
Total Imports0 kWh0 kWh0 kWh*
Imports from the US
Total Market Size19.4bln
Exchange Rates2.83.53.5*
(total market size = (total local production + imports) - exports)
* No statistics or estimates available.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Power generating equipment; transformers; transmission dispatch; data control equipment; and switchgear.


Reconstruction and modernization of the Turkmenbashy Power Station, switching gas turbine-driven power stations to the combined cycle of operation, Ashgabat power transmission system upgrade, and building new gas turbine power plants.

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[1] The numbers have been derived from publicly available official publications.

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