174 MW gas piston thermal power plant, built by the Turkish company Odash Enerji in Yangiaryk district of Khorezm province, began supplying electricity to the Uzbek power grid on March 10, the press service of the Ministry of Energy said.
The TPP is designed to generate 1.4 billion kWh of electricity annually. The project cost was $105 million.
Savings of natural gas are estimated at 175 million cubic meters - due to this volume, it is possible to generate an additional 800 million kWh and provide electricity to 350,000 households annually.
This is the third power plant commissioned year-to-date. In January, Turkish contractor Aksa Enerji launched two thermal power plants: 270 MW plant in the Bukhara province and 240 MW plant in Tashkent province.
In total, during the year, 7 new power plants will be added to the energy system of Uzbekistan.