The development of a program of measures on the further development of Uzbekistan’s hydropower engineering for 2017-2021 has been finalized.
The document aims at consistent increase in the use of renewable energy sources, creation of new environmentally friendly generating capacities, technical and technological re-equipment of existing hydroelectric power stations on the basis of modern technologies.
The achievement of abovementioned objectives would raise the efficiency of water resources management taking into account the intensive introduction of best international practices, ensure the balance of energy resources, and thereby better meet the needs of enterprises and the population in electric power.
In the next five years, it is planned to build a record number of new hydroelectric power plants in the country – 42. Another 32 stations will be upgraded in accordance with the top international standards.
The implementation of the hydropower development program in Uzbekistan will be based on four major areas – gradual creation of new and modernization of existing generating capacities in the electric power industry through the widespread use of renewable clean energy sources.
It is planned to adopt up-to-date and comprehensively grounded scientific and technical solutions in design and construction of large, medium, small and micro hydropower plants and, thereupon, increase the share of capacities in the country’s energy balance.
Another important objective envisages all-round stimulation of careful attitude to water capacity of the republic, preservation of flora and fauna during the construction of hydraulic structures, as well as effective water resources management. Most importantly, our country will fulfill all its obligations and comply with ratified international agreements in the field of protection and use of trans-boundary watercourses and international lakes.