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The project of a solar station in Surkhandarya starts

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the support of the Asian Development Bank, announced the launch of the first pilot project to build a photovoltaic (solar) station in Sherabad district of Surkhandarya region.

This project is part of the Program for the generation of 1 GW of solar energy, developed by the Government of Uzbekistan with the support of the Asian Development Bank.

On 1 February 2020, a tender was launched which will last until July 2020. An international tender is aimed at attracting and selecting a qualified private developer-investor for the implementation of the project in accordance with the new Law on Public-Private Partnership.

The Government of Uzbekistan invites interested parties to submit an expression of interest (OT) in accordance with the requirements specified in the request for OT, which can be found on the websites of the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade and the Agency for the Development of Public-Private Partnerships under the Ministry of Finance.

According to the project, a photovoltaic (solar) station with a capacity of at least 200 MW of alternating current, including a new substation with a voltage of 220 kV and a transmission line with a length of 52 km for connecting to a substation with a voltage of 220, will be built at a site selected for its implementation located in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region kV “Surkhan”.

The ADB assists the Government of Uzbekistan in implementing reforms in the energy sector, including research aimed at developing solar energy in Uzbekistan, starting with the opening of the Solar Energy Institute in 2013, the adoption of the Solar Energy Development Roadmap in 2014 and the launch of a number of studies on assessment of solar energy potential of Uzbekistan.