5 new thermal power plants (TPPs) with a total capacity of 1154 MW and 1 100 MW PV plant were commissioned in Uzbekistan in 5 months of this year.
These 6 plants together will generate 9.7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, the Ministry of Energy reported.
At the same time, the equipping of new power plants with energy-saving equipment will save 1 billion 353 million cubic meters of natural gas per year, compared to the volume of natural gas that is needed to generate the same amount of electricity for stations built earlier.
The 6 plants commissioned in January-May 2022 are:
- 270 MW gas piston thermal power plant built in Bukhara district of Bukhara province;
- 240 MW combined-cycle plant in Kibray district of Tashkent province;
- 174 MW thermal power plant in Yangiaryk district of Khorezm province;
- 230 MW gas piston thermal power plant in Kibray district of Tashkent province;
- 240 MW modern thermal power plant in Kibray district of the Tashkent province;
- 100 MW PV plant, put into operation in Nurabad district of Samarkand province.
During the construction of these power plants, 3,260 temporary, 445 new jobs were created.
Before the year-end, it is planned to commission another 220 MW thermal power plant in Khavas district of Syrdarya province, which will be the seventh new power plant launched in 2022.