The President of Uzbekistan launches six green power plants with a total capacity of 2.4 gigawatts
On December 27, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev participated in the commissioning ceremony and connecting to the network 5 solar and 1 wind power plants in six regions of the country.
The event was attended by the CEO of Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Vice President of China Energy Engineering Corporation Wu Yun, Chairman of the Board of China Energy International Group Lyu Zexiang, Chairman of the Board of China Gezhouba Group Lin Xiaodan, CEOs of SEPCO III, Dongfang Electric Corporation and others, with whom these important investment projects are being implemented.
As the President emphasized, Uzbekistan is implementing a large-scale program to reform and increase the sustainability of the energy system.
In recent years, favorable conditions have been created for developing the private sector and leading foreign companies. With their participation, projects are being successfully implemented to expand Uzbekistan’s renewable energy potential.
In particular, for the first time, solar power plants with a total capacity of 200 megawatts, which have so far generated 1 billion kilowatt-hours of green energy, were put into operation entirely through foreign direct investment under public-private partnership conditions.
The UAE’s Masdar has completed projects for constructing three modern photovoltaic stations in Jizzakh, Samarkand, and Surkhandarya regions with a total capacity of 900 megawatts. The first stage of a wind power plant with a capacity of 500 megawatts was built in Tomdi district of Navoi region.
In addition, in Bukhara and Kashkadarya regions, the China Gezhouba Group has completed constructing the first stage of two solar stations with a total capacity of 1000 megawatts.
It is noteworthy that the construction work was completed in record time – in just nine months.
At the ceremony, the Head of state and foreign partners launched the commissioning and connection of new energy facilities to the network.
Particular gratitude was expressed to the investors, engineers, and builders who made a tremendous practical contribution to the implementation of the projects.
As a result of the full commissioning of these projects worth $2 billion, two million households will have uninterrupted access to electricity, and it will be possible to save 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas and produce industrial products and services worth $4 billion.
During his speech, the President discussed the plans for further developing this area.
– The large-scale work we are carrying out today is the next step in implementing our reforms in the energy industry. We will consistently continue these measures and gradually switch to efficient market mechanisms.
Our country is currently working on projects to build 22 solar and wind power plants with a capacity of 9 gigawatts. We will continue to expand our fruitful partnership with foreign companies, – the Leader of Uzbekistan emphasized.
By 2030, the capacity of green power plants is expected to increase to 27 gigawatts. This will save 25 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually and reduce emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere by 34 million tons.