By 2022, Uzbekistan is expected to invest over $292 million in the modernization and reconstruction of transmission substations.
It is planned to revamp a total of 22 major substations in Tashkent, and 10 in the regions of the republic. This should significantly reduce technical losses and operating and maintenance costs.
It is also planned to purchase mobile substations of 110 kV medium voltage and emergency recovery systems for prompt elimination of disconnections on the main power transmission lines. The new technology will increase the sustainability of the national energy system. The project will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an amount equal to the annual energy consumption of over 6 million families in Uzbekistan.
The works will be financed by $75.3 million of Uzbekenergo's private funds, a $92 million loan of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and a $58 million loan of the International Development Association. Another $66.8 million will be invested by the government of the republic in the form of tax and customs privileges.
About $128 million will be invested in the purchase of all sorts of equipment, $56 million - for construction and installation works, and the rest of the funds will cover other costs.
The transportation of electricity from generating sources to distribution enterprises is carried out by a Unitary Enterprise Uzelektroset by main electric networks with a voltage of 110-500 kV, and length of over 9,700 kilometers. Transformers with a total capacity of 21.3 MVA are installed at 76 substations.