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Uzbekistan builds first solar power plant

01.04.2019 254 просмотров

This was stated by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic Sherzod Khadzhaev.

According to him, the republic intends to actively develop renewable energy. Within the framework of this program, about 25 solar power plants will appear in Uzbekistan in the next decade, reports Sputnik-Uzbekistan. The first of them with a capacity of 100 MW will be laid down this year in the Navoi region. 
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The Deputy Minister noted that the work will begin before the end of this year and the construction will be completed within two years. To select an investor, a tender has been announced, for which 23 applications have already been submitted.

Sherzod Khadzhaev noted that it would be very difficult to introduce new technologies and create competition in the renewable energy market without attracting capital. investment,” said the Deputy Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan. 

Experts believe that over the next 10-11 years, the demand for electricity in the country will increase by more than a quarter and amount to 43.5 million tons in oil equivalent. At the same time, the country's GDP growth should be maintained at the level of 8-8.5% annually. According to preliminary calculations, the renewable energy potential in Uzbekistan is approximately 51 billion tons in oil equivalent, and the technical potential is almost 180 billion tons.

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