Four solar power plants will be built to provide Tashkent with electricity. The first generating capacities will be put into operation at the end of this year, according to mass media with reference to the statement of Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
“For the new Tashkent, as well as for the capital, additional energy is needed. In Tashkent, electricity consumption over the past 6 years has increased by 30 percent, reaching almost 8 billion kilowatt-hours. This need is growing every day,” the president emphasized during the laying ceremony. the first stone of the construction of the town of New Tashkent.
Therefore, a large-scale program was adopted to radically improve the power supply system of the city of Tashkent. For the needs of the capital, 4 photovoltaic stations with a total capacity of 2,400 megawatts will be built. The first of them, with a capacity of 400 megawatts, is being built in the Kibray region.
An agreement was also reached with Chinese companies CEEC-Gezhouba and China Dating Overseas Investment on the implementation of three more projects. These are stations with a capacity of 700 MW in the Yukorichirchik region, 1,000 MW in the Akhangaran region and 300 MW in the Buka region of the Tashkent region.
The ceremony launched the implementation of projects for the construction of these solar power plants.
More than $2 billion of direct investment has been attracted to these projects. By the end of the year, the first 300 MW of capacities will be put into operation. After reaching full capacity, the stations will generate 6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which will cover more than half of the needs of the capital.
At the same time, it was announced that high voltage networks would be built in Tashkent, and obsolete transformers and electrical networks would be replaced.
“All the goals, plans and programs that we are implementing in our capital are for our people, so that today they could live better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.