Uzbekistan eyes increasing power generation in electricity sector

Oil&Gas Materials 28 May 2021 10:15 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan eyes increasing power generation in electricity sector

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 28

By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:

The generation capacity in the electric power sector of Uzbekistan by the end of the year will increase from 14,000 to 15,800 megawatts, or by 52 percent compared to 2016, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Uzbek energy ministry.

On May 27 this year, a public hearing on the effectiveness of work carried out in the system of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan was held at the Development Strategy Center, during which it was noted that the country is currently developing proposals to accelerate reforms, significantly increase liability for the illegal use of energy resources, amend regulations to transfer powers to inspectorates to apply administrative fines when such cases.

For this, in October of this year, a thermal power plant with a capacity of 240 megawatts will be put into operation in the Tashkent region, a gas piston power plant with a capacity of 174 megawatts - in the Khorezm region, and a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts (514 megawatts in total) - in the Navoi region.

Also, in December, two thermal power plants with a total capacity of 470 megawatts will be commissioned in the Tashkent region, power plants with a capacity of 270 megawatts and 220 megawatts - in Bukhara and Kashkadarya regions, respectively. Also, it is planned to commission a solar power plant in the Samarkand region with a capacity of 100 megawatts (total of 1,060 megawatts) by the end of the year.

At the same time, 4.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity will be generated at the newly created facilities in the autumn-winter period (annual production capacity is 12 billion kilowatts / h).

On the basis of the schedule, a total of 26,000 kilometers of low-voltage power lines and over 9,000 transformer stations will be overhauled.

Moreover, within the framework of the program for the modernization of low and medium-voltage lines, 15,000 kilometers of power lines and 4,000 transformer stations will be reconstructed and updated.

Due to the implementation of these measures, from October to March, consumers will be supplied with only 3.8 billion kilowatt / h of electricity, which is two billion kilowatt / h or seven percent more compared to the previous season.

In addition, in order to provide consumers with natural gas, 70 kilometers will be overhauled and 83 kilometers of gas pipes will be reconstructed. More than 5,000 gas distribution points will be overhauled by October 1.

Also, a compressor station with an annual production capacity of three billion cubic meters of natural gas will be put into operation at the Dengizkul field by November.

As a result of these measures, in the coming autumn-winter period, consumers will be supplied with 28.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas, which is 1.2 billion cubic meters more than last season.

To ensure transparency of calculations for the supply of natural gas by December of this year, work will be completed on the installation of 3.5 million gas meters corresponding to the automated commercial gas metering system. To this day, 1,172,000 gas meters have been installed, of which 1,142,000 are connected to the billing system.

At the same time, in 2021, 610,000 tons of liquefied gas will be supplied to consumers from among the population, which is 79,000 tons more than last year, 359,000 tons or 2.4 times more compared to 2016. From October to March, the population will be supplied with 318,600 tons of liquefied gas.

Furthermore, this year, consumers will be supplied with a total of 8.7 million tons of coal products.


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