Mon 12 2015 11:40:14
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekenergo (Uzbek Energy) is planning to implement 33 investment projects with total cost of US$8.9 billion by 2020. The projects will be implemented within the programme of measures on ensuring structural reforms, modernization and diversification of production for 2015-2019. The projects are aimed at reducing emissions through introduction of modern, high-performance technologies into production, as well as increasing the share of renewables in the energy balance of Uzbekistan. Uzbekenergo is implementing projects for modernization and reconstruction of existing power plants, construction of power networks and substations, increases capacities of energy facilities. As a result of the introduction of modern technological facilities at Navoi and Syrdarya thermal power plants, as well as the Tashkent thermal power station, installed capacity of the power system increased by 555 MW and helped to save 455 million cubic meters natural gas a year. Construction of combined cycle power plants is underway at Talimarjan, Tashkent, Takhiatash and Navoi thermal power stations with total capacity of 1970 MW. The projects will help to save 360 million cubic meters of gas a year at each plant. Uzbekenergo is constructing photoelectric solar stations at Samarkand, Namangan and Surkhandarya regions. The company is also plans to modernize and reconstruct 15 existing hydro power stations by 2020, which will increase their total capacity by 200 megawatt and save 250 million cubic meters of gas, as well as allow to produce additional 600 million KWH of electricity.