The start of construction of the Kambarata HPS-1 was given

The President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov gave a start to the construction of Kambarata HPS-1 in Jalal-Abad region.

Sadyr Japarov pressed the button on the control panel on live TV, after which there was an explosion, symbolizing the start of large-scale construction.

At the moment there is a prepared part of the infrastructure - bases, roads, quarries on the site of the station construction. The 500 kilovolt high voltage line "Datka-Kemin" is located nearby. This will allow Kambarata HPS-1 to bear the lowest costs for the power delivery scheme.

"Due to the construction of Kambarata HPS-1 the issues of power supply to the population of the republic during winter period will be solved. In future the growth of electricity consumption in the country will be met and the export potential within the CASA-1000 project will be ensured."

Kambarata HPS-1 will be the largest energy facility of the whole cascade of Kambarata HPS’s. The project provides for the construction of a 256 meters high rock-fill dam and the plant itself with an installed capacity of 1,860 megawatts. The Kambarata HPS-1 will produce an average of 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity with a full reservoir volume of 5.4 billion cubic meters of water.

The construction period is from 8 to 10 years. Commissioning of the first hydroelectric unit of the HPS is planned in four years.