The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan announced its plans to sign 10 agreements with renewable energy developers. This will include solar power plants and wind power plants. The projects have a total installed capacity of 3,600 MW.
To recap the renewable energy development of Uzbekistan, in August 2021, Masdar’s Nur-Navoi solar power plant became operational. It is the first 100 MW renewable energy project that is accomplished in Uzbekistan. This will be followed by another 100 MW solar power plant becoming operational in the first quarter of 2022. The second power plant is in the Nurabad district of the Samarkand region.
The government of Uzbekistan is planning to have a leap forward in the renewable energy sector in 2022. To achieve this, the government will sign 10 projects.
The latter includes the construction of 8 solar power plants with a total capacity of 1900 MW in Bukhara, Namangan, Khorezm, Kashkadarya, Fergana and other regions. This will be accompanied by the development of 2 wind power plants with a total capacity of 1700 MW in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
To look into further sector developments, in 2023, 4 solar power plants with a total capacity of 1,097 MW in Samarkand, Jizzakh, Navoi and Surkhandarya regions and 4 wind power plants with a total capacity of 1,600 MW in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Bukhara and Navoi regions will become operational.