Uzbekistan plans to double energy production to 30 GW by 2030

Uzbekistan will announce three new international tenders, for the construction of over 400 kilometers of overhead power lines, and two other new tenders for 400 MW of solar energy, Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said.

Speaking in Frankfurt, Germany at the third Uzbek-German business forum, Sultanov added that further tenders to provide 200 MW of energy will be announced in 2022. He invited German companies to participate in the upcoming tenders, noting they offered great opportunities for cooperation in the energy sector.

Uzbekistan’s government has launched several tenders for energy infrastructure projects since 2019, the Uzbek Energy Ministry said, adding that ongoing tenders include solar PV power plants with total capacity of 1 GW in 2019-2025, supported by the Asian Development Bank.

Bilateral agreements signed with foreign companies, including Total Eren (France), Masdar (UAE), and Aqua Power (Saudi Arabia), will also amount to 1.6 GW total capacity.

Sultanov also highlighted Uzbekistan’s energy reforms to date, and reiterated the country’s ambitious goal to double by 2030 its energy generation capacity to 30 GW – 25% of which will be via renewable energy sources. The Energy Minister noted Uzbekistan’s renewables potential is significant, with solar power representing 51 billion tonnes of oil equivalent and wind energy representing 360 million tonnes of oil equivalent.

As an example of Uzbek-German cooperation, Sultanov highlighted the joint project between JSC Uzbekneftegaz (UNG) and Siemens Energy to overhaul the gas turbine engines and compressor units in UNG’s plants.


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