Four large solar plants with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts will be built to meet the needs of the capital Tashkent. Today, 18 March, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev mentioned this in his speech at a ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the construction of the "New Tashkent" project.
The head of state noted the need to take into account existing and promising energy issues when determining the capital's development plans.
It is noted that the consumption of electricity in the capital has increased by 30% in the last 6 years, reaching almost 8 billion kilowatt-hours per year. In recent years, attention has been paid to the issues of housing construction, the development of neighborhoods, creation of new enterprises and jobs, which are the most urgent for the capital. However, electricity is supplied to the capital through one high-voltage network that passes through Yunusabad. The existing substations are obsolete both physically and mentally. Therefore, upgrading the capital's energy infrastructure will now be a priority.
For this purpose, a major program was adopted to fundamentally change the electricity supply system of Tashkent city.
The construction of the first of 4 large solar plants with a capacity of 2,400 megawatts - a 400-megawatt photoelectric plant in Qibray - has begun. Also, at today's event, the projects of 700-megawatt power stations in Ukrochirchik, 1,000-megawatt power stations in Ohangaron district, and 300-megawatt power stations in Boka will be launched.
More than 2 billion dollars of direct investments have been made in these projects. These plants will generate 6 billion kilowatt-hours of guaranteed electricity per year once they start operating at full capacity.
The electricity from these stations will be enough to meet the needs of an additional 2 million people and 30,000 enterprises.
In addition, new substations will be built and existing ones renovated, additional high-voltage networks will be built, heat centers will be reconstructed, and cogeneration technology will be introduced for the stable supply of electricity in the capital.