BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 13. Uzbekistan to put into operation solar and thermal power plants with a total capacity of 2017 MW in the Surkhandarya region by 2026, Trend reports via Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry.
According to the ministry, to date, work on two major projects for the construction of renewable energy sources in Uzbekistan’s Surkhandarya region is underway.
Ministry notes that UAE’s Masdar will put into operation a solar power plant with a capacity of 457 MW in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region by the end of 2023.
At the same time, the German Siemens Energy, the French EDF, and Stone City Energy from the Netherlands will launch a new thermal power plant (TPP) with a capacity of 1,560 MW in the Angora district, by the end of 2026. The cost of the TPP’s construction project amounted to $1.2 billion.
Uzbek administration pays special attention to boosting renewable energy resources countrywide. In February 2023, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev adopted an “On measures to accelerate the introduction of renewable energy sources and energy-saving technologies in 2023” Resolution.
According to the Resolution, Uzbekistan will put into operation large solar and wind power plants – with a capacity of 2,100 MW, solar panels installed on buildings and structures of social facilities and economic entities, households – with a capacity of 1,200 MW, small solar power plants installed by entrepreneurs – with a capacity of 550 MW.