BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15. Uzbekistan to increase renewables deployment of the country’s Bukhara region by 2024, Trend reports via Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry.
According to the ministry’s statement, in the Bukhara region will be launched two wind farms with a capacity of 500 MW each and one solar power plant.
The construction of the wind farms is carried out by the Saudi company ACWA Power. The company will put into operation a 500 MW wind farm in the Peshku district, while another will be launched in the Gijduvon district of the Bukhara region.
At the same time, by the end of 2024, Masdar will launch a 250 MW solar power plant in the Alan district of the Bukhara region.
Meanwhile, in January 2022, the Turkish company Aksa Enerji launched a 270 MW thermal power plant in the region.
The Uzbek government pays special attention to boosting renewable deployment countrywide. In this regard, Uzbekistan attracts funds from international organizations and cooperates with major energy suppliers to develop the country's energy sector.
Recently, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Investment, Industry, and Foreign Trade and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power signed an agreement on the implementation of projects in the field of renewable energy.
According to the newly signed document, ACWA Power will finance the construction of solar power plants with a total capacity of 1,000 MW in the Samarkand region, 400 MW in the Tashkent region, as well as the installation of an autonomous battery for storing electricity with a capacity of 1,200 MW.