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Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on parallel work of power systems of the states of Central Asia

of June 17, 1999

The government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan which are hereinafter referred to as the Party, proceeding from centuries-old community of historical development, traditional commercial and scientific and technical ties, the full of determination to build the interstate relations on the basis of mutual understanding, justice and equality;

understanding that strengthening of friendship, neighborliness, cooperation and mutual assistance between the Parties is equitable to radical interests of the people of Central Asia;

admitting the fact that the energy complex of Central Asia functions decades as power pool system; including important creating favorable conditions for development of the market relations between business entities and forming of single electricity market in the long term;

aiming at creation of the most reliable and economy mode of electric utility service of consumers;

observing the principles of the European Energy Charter signed in the Hague on December 17, 1991 agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties, proceeding from need and economic feasibility of ensuring effective work of the power systems, using the existing possibilities of backbone power lines, shall create favorable conditions for development and realization of benefits of parallel work of power systems and to abstain from the actions capable to cause damage to interests of other Party.

Article 2

The parties agreed to consider to consider expedient for the purpose of forming of the single market of electrical energy and capacity question of creation of regional Energopul in Central Asia.

Article 3

The parties agreed that:

- parallel work ensures reliable and effective functioning of power systems as a part of the Integrated power system of Central Asia (OES TsA);

- the Integrated power system is understood as set of power systems of the states, power producers, the power networks which united on voluntary basis for the purpose of providing conditions of effective and reliable electric utility service of consumers in case of the maximum use of benefits of parallel work of power systems;

- each of the Parties independently determines the scheme and amount of the networks for parallel work with OES TsA proceeding from the national interests.

Article 4

The parties by consideration of question of use of OES of Central Asia recognize that reliable and economic electric utility service of consumers and creation of the market of electrical energy and capacity is provided in case of mutually approved technical and economic policy.

Article 5

Parallel work of power systems of the states of Central Asia is carried out on the operating and again constructed intersystem power lines of 500-220 kV.

Necessary condition of parallel work is the principle of self-balancing on the electric power and energy of each power supply system of OES of Central Asia taking into account the signed agreements. The realization of operating mode of power systems is enabled by ensuring the planned mutual deliveries of electrical energy and capacity taking into account handling capacity of power network.

Article 6

The parties operate and technically service interstate power lines according to their balance sheet accessory.

Article 7

The parties agreed to take agreed measures on implementation of overflows and agreements on transit, and also not to allow unauthorized selections of electrical energy by consumers.

Article 8

The parties shall give in emergency and emergency situations mutual aid for elimination of accidents on energy objects and recoveries of normal power supply of consumers.

Article 9

The parties agreed to make agreed decision on the mode of the free and duty-free omission on the territory of operational and maintenance force, the equipment and materials of other Party for servicing of power lines.

Article 10

The parties agreed to make agreed decision on non-use of the customs duties, taxes and other charges which are subject to payment in the budget, on overflow and transit of the electric power, performed on interstate power lines, and also for services in regulation of frequency.

Article 11

Any matters of argument concerning interpretation or application of this agreement will be permitted by mutual consultations and negotiations.

Article 12

This agreement can be changed or added by mutual consent of the Parties.

Changes and amendments are drawn up by the separate protocols which are integral part of this agreement.

Article 13

This agreement is open for accession to it of other states sharing its principles and the purposes.

Article 14

This agreement is signed for a period of five years and will be prolonged automatically for the subsequent five-year periods if the Parties do not make other decision.

Each of the Parties has the right to stop the participation in the Agreement, having in writing notified on it depositary at least, than in one month prior to exit.

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of its signing.

It is made in the city of Bishkek on June 17, 1999 in one authentic copy in Russian.

The authentic copy is stored in Executive committee of Interstate Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan which sends its verified copy to each State Party.

 

For the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. BALGIMBAYEV 

For the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic A. MURALIYEV

For the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ya. AZIMOV 

For the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan U. Sultanov

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