Mary State Power Plant will provide Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan power transmission line (TAP) with electricity. At the initial stage of construction, the 220 kW power line will run to the city of Herat, Afghanistan.
A gas turbine station with a capacity of 146.7 MW was commissioned at the industrial zone of Mary Power Plant in 2016. In early September 2018, a combined-cycle power plant with a capacity of 1,574 megawatts was commissioned in the Mary State Power Plant.
The power industry of Turkmenistan is developing rapidly. At the moment, another gas turbine power station with a capacity of 432 megawatts is under onstruction in Lebap velayat.
In 2019, the power units of the Mary State Power Plant generated over 8.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The combined-cycle power plant accounted for 70% of the total volume.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new energy bridge project was held in February 2018 with the participation of the Heads of State and Government of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. At the same time, the signing of the TAP Power Line Agreement between the governments of the countries participating in the project took place.