About 10 energy projects to be implemented in Uzbekistan by the end of the year
By the end of 2021, about 10 largest energy projects will be implemented in Uzbekistan.
Over the past 6 months of this year, 10 contracts were signed for the construction of thermal, solar and wind power plants in the electric power industry with a total capacity of 4341 MW. That is about a third of the current capacity of existing power plants in Uzbekistan.
This year, for the first time in the history of the electric power industry, 2 large solar power plants with a capacity of 100 MW each will be launched in Navoi and Samarkand regions.
By the end of this year 2021, in general, thermal and solar power plants with a total capacity of 1,800 MW will be commissioned.
In 2021, additional high-voltage transformers with a total capacity of 1,568 MVA will be installed at 17 electrical substations. Also, by the end of the year, it is planned to launch 3 investment projects: reconstruction of the 500 kV Guzar-Regar high-voltage power transmission line, expansion of the open switchgear (OSG) at the 500 kV Surkhan substation and construction of a base substation for supplying power to external facilities of the electrified railway line “Pop-Namangan-Andijan". Projects of such capacities are being commissioned for the first time within one year.
Also, during the current year, 15,000 km of low-voltage power transmission lines will be reconstructed and updated, which is the first such large-scale reconstruction in the history of the electric power industry of Uzbekistan.
Another large-scale work is the modernization and reconstruction of 4 thousand transformer substations, which is being implemented and will be completed by the end of the year.
This year, the largest investment project in the region and the only one of its kind in the CIS – “The Uzbekistan GTL project” - will be launched in the Kashkadarya region.
In 2021, within the framework of the state program, an automated electricity metering and control system (AEMCS) was installed for all 7 million 300 thousand subscribers.
In 2021, as part of the implementation of an automated system for accounting and control of natural gas (ASACNG), modern electronic gas meters will be installed free of charge for all more than 3.5 million consumers.
The installation of barcodes on household gas cylinders across the country will be completed in 2021. Now the control of LNG cylinders will also be provided online.