French Total Eren to build photovoltaic plant in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 13
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
French company Total Eren is investing 150 million euros in the construction of a photovoltaic station with a total capacity of 100 MW in Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan JSC and Total Eren will sign an agreement on the purchase of electricity on September 13.
The station will be built on a public-private partnership. The project is being implemented in the Samarkand region of the country. The start of construction work is expected in the first quarter of 2020 with the commissioning of the first photovoltaic station in Uzbekistan by the first quarter of 2021.
Total Eren will carry out the design, financing, construction and operation of a power plant for the entire project implementation period (25 years).
A cooperation agreement between the Government of Uzbekistan and Total Eren on the construction of photovoltaic stations was signed during the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan to the France in October 2018.
Total Eren is one of the leaders in renewable energy in the world. The portfolio of implemented investment projects of the company includes more than 2,400 MW of installed capacity to generate electricity from renewable energy sources, as well as more than 2,000 MW of capacity at the development stage.
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