Uzbekistan’s President Launches 2.4 GW Green Power Plants

Thu Dec 28 2023
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TASHKENT: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of the Republic of Uzbekistan marked a significant milestone by officially launching five solar and one wind power plants across six regions of the country. The commissioned projects, with a collective capacity of 2.4 gigawatts, reflect Uzbekistan’s commitment to a large-scale program aimed at transforming and enhancing the sustainability of its energy system.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by key figures in the energy sector, including Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar; Wu Yun, Vice President of China Energy Engineering Corporation; Lyu Zexiang, Chairman of the Board of China Energy International Group; and Lin Xiaodan, Chairman of the Board of China Gezhouba Group.

Uzbekistan’s Recent Initiatives

Uzbekistan’s recent initiatives have fostered favorable conditions for private sector involvement and collaboration with leading foreign companies to implement projects that harness the country’s renewable energy potential. Notably, solar power plants with a total capacity of 200 megawatts, generating 1 billion kilowatt-hours of green energy, have been put into operation entirely through foreign direct investment under public-private partnership conditions.

Masdar, a UAE-based renewable energy company, completed projects to build three photovoltaic stations with a combined capacity of 900 megawatts in Jizzakh, Samarkand, and Surkhandarya regions. Additionally, the first stage of a 500-megawatt wind power plant was inaugurated in the Tomdi district of Navoi region.

The China Gezhouba Group successfully concluded the first phase of two solar stations, boasting a total capacity of 1000 megawatts, in Bukhara and Kashkadarya regions within an impressive 9-month timeframe.

The completion of these projects, amounting to a $2 billion investment, is expected to provide uninterrupted electricity access to two million households. Furthermore, it is projected to save 2 billion cubic meters of natural gas and contribute to the production of industrial products and services valued at $4 billion.

President Mirziyoyev outlined ambitious plans for the future, aiming to increase the capacity of green power plants to 27 gigawatts by 2030.

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