Uzbekistan uses less than third of its hydroenergy potential
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Technically feasible hydroenergy potential of Uzbekistan is estimated at 27.4 billion kilowatt-hours, Uzbek media reported on March 15 citing Uzbekhydroenergo JSC.
According to the information, Uzbekistan produced 7.93 billion kilowatt-hours of electric power on 37 active water power plants, which accounts for about 29 percent of full potential. The remaining hydroenergy resources of the republic equal to 19.47 billion kilowatt-hours.
The company noted that an optimal proportion for energy generated on heat and water power plants is 65 to 35 percent correspondingly, whereas in Uzbekistan the figures are 87 and 13.
Uzbekenergo JSC produced 52.1 kilowatt-hours of electric power in 2017, what equals to 85.9 percent of the total production volume in the country.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have achieved agreement on electric power export from Tajikistan.
The volume of export is expected to reach 1.5 billion kilowatt/hours. However, the sides didn’t reveal additional details of the deal back then.