Uzbekenergo to implement investment projects for US$4.4 billion in 2019
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekenergo plans to implement 14 investment projects with a total value of US$4.4 billion in 2019, Deputy Director of Uzbekenergo Akmal Abbasov said during the Uzbek-Swedish business forum on 13 February 2019.
According to him, among these projects are the construction of gas turbines, power lines and the modernization of low-voltage networks.
Abbasov noted that Uzbekistan continues to work on the construction of a new 500 kV transmission line Surkhan - Puli - Khumri. The construction of this line will allow increasing the export of electricity from 2.5 billion kWh in 2018 to 8 billion kWh.
Uzbekistan also plans to develop alternative sources of electricity generation. Akmal Abbasov said that the German company Siemens is expressing interest in the construction of wind power stations with a capacity of 100 MW.
He also underlined that the EBRD provided funds to finance the construction of combined-cycle plants with a capacity of at least 900 MW at the Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant (TPP), as well as the creation of related infrastructure