By 2026, every fourth kilowatt in Uzbekistan will be “green”

The media service of the Ministry of Energy announced the expected increase in the volume of electricity produced from renewable sources by 2026 to about 11 thousand megawatts.

In particular, by 2026, the capacity of solar and wind power plants in Uzbekistan will reach 8000 MW, and the capacity of hydroelectric power plants – 2920 MW (total 10,920 MW).

As a result, 25% of the total electricity produced in the country by this year will come from renewable energy sources (“green” energy).

This will make it possible to save about 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually. This amount of gas saved is equivalent to supplying one million homes with natural gas for one year.

With this amount of natural gas saved, an additional 15 billion kWh of electricity can be generated. This amount of electricity is enough today to supply 98% of the population of Uzbekistan during the year.

As mentioned earlier in the recent press conference “Renewables for Development”, in August 2021 the first large-scale industrial solar PV installation with a capacity of 100 MW was commissioned in Kermana district of Navoi region.

By April of this year, the second large solar PV plant with a capacity of 100 MW is scheduled to be commissioned in Noorabad district of Samarkand region.
In 2022, it is planned to sign project agreements for the construction of 8 solar PV plants with a total capacity of 1900 MW in Bukhara, Namangan, Khorezm, Kashkadriya, Fergana and other regions, as well as wind power plants with a total capacity of 1700 MW in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

In 2023, it is planned to operate 4 solar photovoltaic plants with a total capacity of 1097 MW in Samarkand, Jizak, Navoi and Surkhandaria regions and 4 wind power plants with a total capacity of 1,600 MW in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Bukhara (Gjdovan and Bishkon regions) and Navoi region.

It is expected that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will be built in the regions of Samarkand, Surkhandaria, Tashkent, Kashkadarya, Namangan and Andijan in 2022-2026. Additionally, the existing 5 HPPs will be upgraded.

As a result, an additional 868 megawatts of generation capacity will be generated annually. Thanks to the ongoing work, by 2026, the total capacity of hydroelectric power plants in Uzbekistan will reach 2920 MW.

As part of the Cabinet decision of April 14, 2021, individuals and legal entities will be compensated from the state budget for part of the costs of purchasing and installing solar PV installations and solar water heaters.

Individuals who install solar panels and solar water heaters will also be exempt from paying land and property tax, according to the press service.

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