President of Kyrgyzstan Sadir Caparov signed the decree declaring a state of emergency in the energy sector.
Caparov cited climate change, the reduction of water in rivers, the rapid growth of energy consumption and the lack of capacity, for the declaration of a state of emergency in the energy sector.
In the energy sector, the state of emergency will apply from August 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026, and the entire responsibility will be on the energy minister.
Renewable energy resource areas will be created
The Ministry of Energy will exercise its right to designate and allocate land suitable for the use of renewable energy sources arising from the state of emergency.
The ministry, which will make an inventory of land suitable for the use of renewable energy sources, will identify the lands that are used for purposes other than those and make them available for the construction of facilities in the energy sector.
Government agencies and companies in the energy sector will be allowed to purchase goods, jobs and services from a single source.
Energy Minister Taalaybek Ibrayev suggested at the cabinet meeting last week that a state of emergency be declared in the energy sector.