Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan.20 / Trend D. Azizov /
Uzbekistan increased electricity generation by 3.5 percent in 2010 to 51.712 billion kilowatt hours, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee reported.
Uzbek power plants supplied 18,249 million Gcal of heat energy during the reporting period (a decrease of 1.6 percent) to the population and enterprises.
More than 98 percent of the generated electricity is produced at power plants included in Uzbekenergo, which was established on the basis of the Uzbek Energy and Electrification Ministry.
At present, the Uzbek energy system has 42 power plants with a total capacity of 123,580 megawatts, including Uzbekenergo, which owns seven thermal power plants, six hydropower enterprises, and three thermal power plants. The total capacity of Uzbekenergo's 16 power plants is 12,040 megawatt.
As previously reported, Uzbekistan reduced its electricity generation by 0.3 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 to 49,954 billion kWh.