Construction of Three Energy Facilities Launched in Namangan

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March 25, 2024

Construction of Three Energy Facilities Launched in Namangan

A launching ceremony for constructing the new power plants in Namangan Region was held.

Uzbekistan pays special attention to increasing the sources of renewable energy. In recent years, 9 solar and wind power plants with a total capacity of 1,6 gigawatts have been connected to the network in Bukhara, Jizzakh, Kashkadarya, Navoi, Samarkand, and Surkhandarya. 6 hydroelectric power stations with a total capacity of 183 megawatts were launched in Andijan, Samarkand, Surkhandarya and Tashkent region.

Today, Namangan has 913 megawatts of generating capacity. Electricity consumption has increased by 24% over the past three years and will naturally continue to grow.

Therefore, three projects were designed for the area, totaling US$1,1 billion and with a total capacity of 1,228 megawatts. This is a cascade of hydroelectric power plants and two solar power plants.

Thus, the Uzbekhydroenergo JSC will build a cascade of 6 hydroelectric power stations with a total capacity of 228 megawatts on the Norin River in Uychi district for $434 million. As a result, 1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity will be produced annually, saving 310 million cubic meters of gas and providing electricity to 430 thousand households.

Another essential feature is that these hydroelectric power plants will be built using equipment and technologies produced in the country. This will be the first completely domestic hydroelectric power station.

These stations will employ 133 people and during the construction period – 4 thousand people.

Hyper Partners GmbH from Germany will build a 500-megawatt solar power plant in Pap district. The project costs US$350 million, and the station’s annual capacity is 1 billion 95 million kilowatt-hours.

Another solar power plant will be built in Pap in cooperation with Tepelen Group Holding Limited from the United Arab Emirates. It will cost US$350 million and have a capacity of 500 megawatts.

It is planned to connect these stations to the network by the end of this year. They will create 120 permanent jobs.

As a result of these projects, the generating capacity of Namangan Region will reach 2141 megawatts. 7.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity will be produced annually. This fully covers the region’s need for 5.5 billion kilowatt-hours. The remaining 30% of electricity will be sent to Andijan and Fergana regions.

At the ceremony, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev pressed a symbolic button and launched the construction of these large energy projects.

“Creating conditions for a prosperous life for our people is one of the foundations of the policy of New Uzbekistan. In order to achieve this, it is important to launch projects in a timely manner that require uninterrupted power supply for their sustainable operation. In this sense, today’s ceremony is a historical event. “I congratulate you all on such new projects and initiatives”, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

In 2025, electricity storage systems with a total capacity of 200 megawatts will be launched in Pap and Uychi districts. These projects will help balance the unified energy system during increased consumption and ensure a stable consumer electricity supply.

This year, as part of the construction of 14 solar and wind stations, 2,6 gigawatts of power will be connected to the grid.