Uzbekistan sets a precedent today with the announcement of the winning private sector bidder for the country’s first ever competitively tendered solar power public-private partnership (PPP). This announcement opens new markets for private investment and makes progress towards the country’s goal to increase use of renewable energy. This PPP, tendered under the World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program, will soon add 100 MW of clean, renewable energy to the country’s energy mix.
A new US$ 1.1 billion 1300 MW capacity thermal power plant (TPP) under a public-private partnership (PPP) terms will be erected in the Syrdarya province, with the commissioning of the TPP scheduled in 2022.
Chinese company Hebei Good Hope Logistics Development Co. will launch an electric pickups production unit in Uzbekistan. The relevant agreement was inked during the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to China in April this year.
Uzbek-French joint venture Uzenergoengineering-Assystem for designing various types of electricity networks and energy facilities using innovative technologies has been set up in Tashkent, the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan said.
Wind mast installing ceremony was held in Bukhara’s Gijduvan district as part of the implementation of a wind farm project with the Chinese corporation Lioaning Lide, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Uzbek Electric Networks signed a 10-year take-or-pay electricity supply contract with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, an energy company, on September 20.
The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan and the Saudi Arabian ACWA Power signed deals on the construction in Uzbekistan of several power plants with a total capacity of 2250 MW. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Central Asian Energy Forum held in Tashkent.