Today at 11:15 a.m., a new 240 MW thermal power plant, built by the Turkish company Aksa Enerji in the Kibray district of the Tashkent province, began supplying electricity to the Uzbekistan power grid, the Ministry of Energy reported.
The TPP is designed to generate 2 billion kWh of electricity per year.
Thanks to the efficiency of modern combined-cycle equipment, the plant will save 290 million cubic meters of natural gas per year. The saved natural gas will generate an additional 1 billion kWh of electricity.
The $150 million project is fully funded by the Turkish company Aksa Enerji.
This is the second power plant commissioned by Aksa Enerji in Uzbekistan. The first 270 MW thermal power plant was commissioned on January 11 in the Bukhara province.