Introduction of a 800-MW power unit at Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant in 2004 ranks among the largest projects in the country’s energy sector in the years of independence. The Central Asia’s largest facility of this kind still ranks among the most advanced in the region. The first unit was launched there in August 2013, the second one in December.
“The launch of two power units allows our station to annually produce additional 7.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made a great contribution to the implementation of such a big project. Its $293 million loan empowered the installation of two gas turbines with the capacity of 314 MW of electricity per hour by Mitsubishi, and a steam turbine by Fuji. The capacity allows supplying customers with nearly 13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year,” said Abdusami Normuminov, Director of Talimarjan Thermal Power Plant.
Based on advanced technologies, combined-cycle turbines are very efficient. For example, the 800 MW unit, launched in 2004, requires 315 grams of fuel equivalent for the production of 1 kWh of electricity, while new units consume 219 grams of fuel for the production of 1 kWh of electricity, thereby saving 96 grams of natural gas. The economic effect of dramatic reduction of costs and losses associated with the delivery of gas and electricity over long distances makes up hundreds of billions of soums today.