BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.1
By Natavan Rzayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan intends to construct over 20 hydroelectric power plants (HPP) with a total capacity of 740 megawatts in next five years, Trend reports via the press services of the president of Uzbekistan.
“Only half of the country's hydropower potential is used. In this regard, 21 large projects for the construction of HPPs with a total capacity of 740 megawatts have been developed. In particular, it is planned to construct 7 power plants with a total capacity of 170 megawatts in 2022, in 2023-2024-12 power plants with a capacity of 150 megawatts, and in 2025-2026 - 2 power plants with a capacity of 420 megawatts," the presidential press service noted.
The head of state paid special attention to the construction of small hydroelectric power plants that do not require the construction of dams, stressing the need to involve the private sector in this area. To date, a list of 22 promising sites has been formed, on which, it is planned to build a mini-hydro electric power station with a capacity of up to 5 megawatts.
It was also indicated that to supply power to the country’s villages located along rivers and canals, compact hydropower plants with a capacity of up to 500 kilowatts will be constructed.