Uzbekistan intends to increase share of “green” energy to 30%

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Recently, Uzbekistan has connected seven large thermal, solar, and wind power stations to the grid with a total capacity of 2.4 gigawatts. Additionally, with the help of foreign investments amounting to $14 billion, 31 power stations with a total capacity of 12 gigawatts are being constructed, Ritmeurasia reports.

In 2024, 2.6 gigawatts of capacity will be connected in Navoi, Bukhara, Namangan, Tashkent, and Kashkadarya. Overall, this year, due to the development of alternative energy, the share of "green" energy in generation will reach 30%.

New large-scale projects are planned for implementation. For instance, in the Farish district of the Jizzakh region, in cooperation with Chinese companies "China Poly Group" and "China Electric," the construction of a solar power station is underway. The station, with a capacity of 500 megawatts and costing $350 million, will be able to produce 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours of "green" energy per year, improving the energy supply for 450,000 households.

The first 200 megawatts will be connected to the grid by the end of 2024.

April 13, 2024