To Cash in the Wind En­ergy

The Turk­ish Etko Co En­erji A.S is to build a wind power sta­tion in Surkhandarya re­gion. The pro­ject is en­vis­aged by the prov­ince’s De­vel­op­ment Con­cept for 20192030.

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Works are un­der­way cur­rently to pro­duce a fea­si­bil­ity study, and the 600 MW plant is pro­jected to be com­mis­sioned by 2020. A to­tal of 100 jobs are ex­pected to be cre­ated as a re­sult.

Ac­cord­ing to spe­cial­ists, it will be pos­si­ble to ex­tract cheap wind power en­ergy in moun­tain­ous dis­tricts of the Surkhandarya re­gion. The emer­gence of the sta­tion will al­low for the un­in­ter­rupted sup­ply of Baisun and Sher­abad dis­tricts with elec­tric­ity.

Ear­lier, the Ger­man Siemens an­nounced its plans to build Uzbek­istan’s first wind power plant with a ca­pac­ity of 100 MW un­der pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship terms. The mill is an­tic­i­pated to be lo­cated in Zaraf­shan dis­trict of Navoi re­gion. The pro­ject is es­ti­mated at 100 mil­lion US dol­lars in to­tal.

It is worth re­mind­ing that back in 2015, the Ger­man com­pa­nies Geo-Net and In­tec-Gopa pre­sented at­lases of winds re­flect­ing the winden­ergy po­ten­tial of Uzbek­istan. Ac­cord­ing to Ger­man ex­perts, the wind en­ergy re­sources of our na­tion ex­ceed 520 thou­sand MW of in­stalled ca­pac­ity and more than a bil­lion megawatt-hours of elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion per year – and these are only the re­sults of a pre­lim­i­nary con­ser­va­tive es­ti­mate.

Based on the de­vel­oped at­las, Uzbeken­ergo iden­ti­fied two promis­ing ar­eas – in the Navoi re­gion and south­ern Karakalpak­stan – for fur­ther de­tailed stud­ies to clar­ify the po­ten­tial of these ar­eas.

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