Uzbekenergo begins the construction of transmission lines worth $83 million
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Feb.13 / Trend D.Azizov /
SJSC Uzbekenergo started to build a high-voltage power line 500 kV Syrdarya thermal power plant - New Angren TPP worth $83.4 million, Uzbekenergo told Trend on Monday.
Uzbekenergo experts said the construction of new transmission line length of 130 kilometers will increase the amount of electricity flows between the eastern and central part of the country.
The project is designed for 2012 - 2014.
The construction is financed through Uzbekenergo own funds amounted to $46.4 million and the Chinese Eximbank loan amounted to $37.1 million.
There are 45 power plants with total capacity of about 12.4 thousand MW, including 16 power plants of Uzbekenergo in the power system of Uzbekistan. More than 98 percent of the electricity produced in Uzbekistan, is produced by power plants of Uzbekenergo, created on the basis of the Ministry of Electricity and Electrification
According to the official statistics, Uzbekistan increased the production of electricity by 1.3 percent in 2011, up to 52.416 billion kilowatt-hours compared to 2010.