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Uzbekistan Today (English) - - BUSINESS - Kamola Ibrag­i­mova

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.

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