Uzbekistan’s Energy Ministry introduced on September 16 the monetary proposals of the traders/bidders of their contest to grow to be the unbiased energy producer to develop the 100MW wind farm in Karakalpakstan area.
ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia, Masdar of the UAE and Voltalia of France submitted their technical, business and monetary proposals as their bids to grow to be the developer of the wind farm. ACWA Power has grow to be the profitable bidder with a tariff proposal of two.5695 US cents per kilowatt-hour. Voltalia bid with 3.279 cents per kWh and Masdar with 2.6550 cents per kWh.
“Uzbekistan is making huge strides towards producing and providing ‘green energy’ for its economy, decreasing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and reducing overall CO2 emissions,” Uzbekistan’s Deputy Energy Minister Sherzod Khodjaev stated. “This project is key component of our ambitious, wider energy strategy to develop environmentally friendly renewable sources of energy to meet growing electricity demand. We are proud to cooperate with the EBRD, and other international partners as we join the international community of wind power generators,” he added.
According to the Uzbek Energy Ministry, clear and renewable power from this new 100 MW Wind farm is anticipated to feed Uzbekistan’s grid in lower than 2 years.
Uzbekistan is working carefully with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to open the nation’s power sector to personal funding and appeal to international capital in an environment friendly and clear method, in addition to to cut back dangerous emissions into the ambiance and develop a joint decarbonization program.
The vegetation are a part of a wider programme by Uzbekistan to develop Three GW of wind by 2030 and this goal is anticipated to be elevated within the subsequent assessment of the long run improvement plan. Once carried out, the mission will develop Uzbekistan’s wind potential, assist scale back annual greenhouse gasoline emissions by 160,000 tons of CO2 equal, and generate an extra 350 mn kWh of electrical energy.