On December 27th, President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in a ceremony of commissioning and connecting to the power grid of five solar and one wind power plants in six regions of the country. The event was attended by top executives from Masdar, China Energy Engineering Corporation, China Energy International Group, China Gezhouba Group, SEPCO III, and Dongfang Electric Corporation, which implemented the investment projects.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mirziyoyev said that today, “we are standing at an important event, which opens yet another bright page in the history of our country: six large solar and wind plants with a total capacity of 2,400 megawatts are to be connected to the grid”.
The first phase of the three solar power plants has been built in Jizzakh, Samarkand and Surkhandarya regions by the UAE-based company Masdar. This company has also built a modern wind power station in the Tomdi district, and its 100-megawatt capacity was also commissioned during the ceremony.
Gezhouba Group launched the construction of the first 400-megawatt solar power plants in Bukhara and Kashkadarya. Once commissioned, the President said, these projects worth $2 billion will generate six billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and save up to two billion cubic meters of natural gas.
Moreover, two million homes in Uzbekistan will be provided with an uninterrupted and guaranteed electric energy supply.