Kyrgyzstan, Toktogul: Power transformer has failed at Toktogul Dam after 40 years in operation.
The exact causes of damage are not yet established. Experts are currently estimating the amount of restoration work and damages, reports 24.
The independent expert Rasul Umbetaliyev said: "Due to the failure of the transformer, hydraulic unit stopped working, which should produce 300 MW. This will increase the water flow from the Toktogul reservoir. "
Transformer will be replaced as part of the reconstruction project of Toktogul in 2018-2020. The new power transformer will be supplied by Zaporozhtransformator.