Energy China to build solar power plants in various regions of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Materials 15 February 2023 19:07 (UTC +04:00)
Nazrin Babayeva
Nazrin Babayeva
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 15. Uzbekistan and China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC or Energy China) at a recent meeting have signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of solar power plants in various regions of Uzbekistan, Trend reports via the press service of the Uzbek Energy Ministry.

According to the ministry's message, solar power plants with a total capacity of 2000 MW will be constructed in Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya, Bukhara, and Samarkand regions.

The plants will generate 5.2 billion kWh of electricity per year and save 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

The statement of the ministry says that plants are planned to be launched by the end of this year, while their work at full capacity is expected in 2024.

Furthermore, within the framework of the signed memorandum, the Chinese company plans to attract direct investments in the amount of $2 billion for the implementation of the project.

Earlier in January, Uzbekistan put into operation a new solar power plant with a capacity of 35 MW on the territory of Uzbekistan GTL company's building in Tashkent. The solar power plant at the Uzbekistan GTL company will generate 115,000 kWh of electricity per year.