Uzbekistan to build three solar power stations
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) --
Uzbekistan is planning to build three solar photovoltaic stations with a total capacity of 300 megawatt.
According to Uzbekenergo, within implementation of the presidential decree “On measures on further developing alternative sources of energy”, it is planned to construct solar photovoltaic stations in Samarkand, Surkhandarya and Namangan regions with the capacity of 100 megawatt each.
At the same time, Uzbekistan plans to modernize and reconstruct 19 existing hydro power stations by 2020.
In the result, the capacities of the hydro power stations will grow by 100 megawatt and it will allow to produce additional 450 million KWH of electricity and save up to 200 million cubic meters of natural gas.
During independence years, installed capacity of energy system of Uzbekistan rose by 1.5 million kilowatts, while energy production grew by 1.5 billion KWH, the length of electricity networks – by 38,200 km, number of consumers – by 2,500, electricity consumption in industries of economy – 445.6 million KWH.
At the same time, high voltage line 500 KV Novo-Angren thermal power station – substation Uzbekistan with the length of 167.5 km, substation Guzar – substation Surkhan with the length of 197 km, Syrdarya thermal power station – Novo-Angren thermal power station – 123 km, Talimarjan thermal power station – substation Sogdiana – 215 km and other objects were commissioned.
The projects on construction of the combined-cycle plants are underway in a number of thermal power plants, in particular, Talimarjan, Tashkent, Takhiatash, Navoi thermal power stations.
In addition, works are underway on the project “Construction of a new thermal power plant with a total capacity of 900 MW, consisting of two units combined-cycle plants with a capacity of 450 MW in Turakurgan district of Namangan region”.
Currently, construction and assembly works are underway within the project “Construction of a combined-cycle plant on Tashkent thermal power plant of 370 MW”. The main equipments were delivered and assembly of a gas tribune is underway. The works will be completed in 2015.