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17/August/2021   Economy

The Ministry of Energy presented figures and facts about the 10 largest projects of the year in the energy sector


TASHKENT, August 17. /“Dunyo” IA/. Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan presents the 10 largest projects in the history of energy of our country, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Energy, 2021 represents a breakthrough year for Uzbekistan and its energy security.

  • In the last six months, ten contracts have been signed for the construction of thermal, solar and wind power plants in the electric power industry. Total capacity of 4,341 MW – a third of Uzbekistan’s current power plant capacity
  1. Two large solar power plants, each with capacity of 100 MW, will be launched in the Navoi and Samarkand regions
  2. By the end of 2021, thermal & solar power plants with total capacity of 1,800 MW will be operational
  3. In 2021, high-voltage transformers with total capacity of 1,568 MVA will be installed at 17 electric substations. Three investment projects will also be launched by year-end at:
  • Reconstruction of the 500 KV ‘Guzar-Regar’ high-voltage line
  • Expansion of the open switchgear (ORU) at the ‘Surkhan’ 500 KV substation
  • Construction of a basic substation for power supply to external facilities at the ‘Pop-Namangan-Andijan’ electrified railway line
  1. 15,000 km of low-voltage power lines will be reconstructed and updated - the first reconstruction of such scale in Uzbekistan’s electric power history
  2. Modernization and reconstruction of 4,000 transformer substations, by the end of the year
  3. The largest investment project in the region, and the only one of its kind in the CIS region -Uzbekistan GTL project in the Kashkadarya region - will be [completed]
  4. Installation of an automated electricity metering & control system  (AMR) with all 7.3 million subscribers
  5. As part of the AMR, modern gas meters will be installed free of charge for over 3.5 million consumers
  6. Installation of bar codes on household gas cylinders across Uzbekistan will be completed. Control of liquefied gas cylinders will also be provided online

The top ten projects cover milestones achieved during 2021, and other projects set to complete by year-end.

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