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Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia

The event brings together authorities and energy companies fromUzbekistan, KazakhstanKyrgyzstanTajikistan, and Mongoliaas well as international financial institutions and major multinational investors, EPC and consultancy firms for a dialogue aimed at fostering the deployment of renewable energy in the region and attracting foreign direct investment. 

Solar PV

The region has enormous solar potential coupled with favourable conditions. In Uzbekistan, the PV solar plant capacity may be increased from the current forecast of 5 GW to 7 GW by 2030. The solar programs mandated by the Government to IFIs, such as the ADB 1 GW solar program (Sherabad I & Sherabad II) and the IFC Scaling Solar Program (Scaling Solar 1, 2 & 3) are being successfully realised. 100 MW Nur Navoi, inaugurated in August 2021, is the first utility-scale solar project to begin operations in Uzbekistan.

Wind Energy

Wind energy has the greatest potential among all RES in some countries of the region. Kazakhstan’s 100 MW Zhanatas wind farm is currently the biggest operational project in Central Asia. Whereas in Uzbekistan, ACWA Power has recently become a winning bidder for a 100 MW wind farm in the Karakalpakstan region. Besides, there are projects by ACWA Power (1 GW) and Masdar (500 MW) to be put into operation by the end of 2023 and 2024 respectively under bilateral contracts.

Hydropower

By hydro resources, Tajikistan is ranked top in Central Asia and eighth in the world, with approximately 220 terawatt-hours technically recoverable resources and 3600 MW Rogun HPP under construction. In Kyrgyzstan, the hydropower potential is estimated at 142.5 billion kWh, which is currently only used by 10%. Uzbekistan is to develop 3.8 GW by 2030, with 400 MW Pskem HPP, 76 MW Nizhnechtakal HPP, as well as 24 MW Rabat, Chapassu and Tamshush HPPs currently under implementation.

AMONG SPEAKERS 2021

Nurdin Kozhogulov
Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry of Kyrgyz Republic
Javohirlal Muzaffari
Еxecutive director, Tajinvest
Yernar Bilyalov
Member of the Board of Directors, Solar Power Association of Qazaqstan
Alibek Abdrakhmanov
Senior Investment Specialist, ADB
Kostis Geropoulos
Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe
Sukhbaatar Tsegmid
CEO, Clean Energy
Xeniya Rogan
Senior Investment Specialist, ADB
Vadim Sinitsa
Principal Banker, EBRD
Ton Nijensteen
Senior Investment Officer, Renewable Energy Dept, FMO
Alex Campbell
Head of Research and Policy, IHA
Juan-Pablo Martinez-Molina Mercado
Investment Specialist, ADB
Umid Aripdjanov
Partner, Centil Law Firm
Syrymbet Idrissov
Sales Manager for Central Asia and Mongolia, Jinko Solar
Tornike Chincharauli
Regional Sales/Operations Manager Central Asia, PHOTOMATE
Ulrike Therhaag
Global Technical Director, Bureau Veritas
Khasan Khasanov
Head of Department of Perspective Development and Investment Attraction, Uzbekgidroenergo
Salavat Sadyrakunov
Head of Department of Perspective Development and Capital Construction, Electric Stations (Kyrgyzstan)
Eleonora Kazakova
Chair, Renewable Energy Association of Kyrgyzstan
Bahtiyor Eshchanov
Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent
Aliya Salimzhuarova
Renewable Energy Project Manager, Kazakh Invest
Ravshan Adilov
Partner, Centil Law Firm
Ramziya Muborakshoeva
Regional Head of Resource Mobilization, Pamir Energy
Dr. Romanas Savickas
Senior Advisor, UNEP-DTU Partnership, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
Diyaz Baiseitov
Country coordinator, PFAN Kazakhstan
Amina Kadyrzhanova
Sustainability Specialist, IHA

PROGRAMME

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

By invitation only.

1 hour

REGISTRATION

Registration and welcome coffee.

1 hour

OFFICIAL OPENING

Official opening and welcome addresses.

1 hour

SESSION 1. CENTRAL ASIA AND MONGOLIA OUTLOOK: RES POLICIES FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

What are the expectations with regard to the share of renewables in the total electricity generation of each country by 2030? What reforms are being implemented by each country to foster or further scale up renewable energy deployment? What is the position of individual countries in the face of the energy transition and how do they attract investors in global competition? What support schemes are there at the moment? What are the difficulties and barriers to renewable energy development for each country? What are the ways to overcome them? Which policy and regulatory choices are promising to accelerate renewable energy deployment while the rapidly growing population in the cities creates a need for energy that cannot keep pace with demands?

1.5 hours

SESSION 2. FINANCING RENEWABLE ENERGY

What are the most suitable support schemes for the countries of the region? How to scale up renewable energy investments in the countries and increase the investment attractiveness of the region? What are the risks involved and what is the way to minimize them? How important are (long term) PPA tariffs for renewables from an economic, regulatory, environmental, social, and sustainability (global) perspective? How can competitive tenders strengthen the case for renewables in the region?

1.5 hours

DISCUSSION 1. WIND ENERGY PROJECTS

What do owner-operators need to be able to grow the region’s wind power sector?   Which projects are currently under development or planned? In the context of covid-19, what are the largest logistical and technical challenges developers face in the region? Among the wind energy projects to be discussed: 100 MW Zhanatas wind farm in Kazakhstan; 100 MW wind power project in Karakalpakstan region in Uzbekistan; 100 MW Ecowind wind farm in Kyrgyzstan; 55 MW Sainshand wind farm in the Gobi desert in Mongolia.

1.5 hours

GALA DINNER

All registered participants are welcome!

3 hours

DISCUSSION 2. HYDROGEN FUTURE IN CENTRAL ASIA

Can green hydrogen eventually compete with coal, oil and gas in this region? How to secure the capital needed to make green hydrogen succeed? The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan, ACWA Power and Air Products signed a strategic framework agreement to develop hydrogen research programmes and projects. Will Uzbekistan be entering the market soon? The German developer Svevind has gained government backing for 45GW of renewables and 30GW of electrolysers in western and central Kazakhstan. If built, it would become the world’s largest green hydrogen facility. Does Kazakhstan have all the factors to accomplish the ambitious project? Leading technologies for a hydrogen-based energy transition.

1 hour

SESSION 3. SOLAR ENERGY AND STORAGE

What are the legislative proposals and practices for the implementation of the solar projects? What are the most promising solar energy projects in the regions? Mongolia’s first utility-scale advanced BESS with a capacity of 125 MW/160 MWh is being financed by ADB. The BESS plant will be owned and operated by the national transmission company. How will the project reach the goals of decarbonizing the energy sector, strengthening the energy supply reliability, and supporting private sector investment?   Insights on cost reduction, technology trends and the need to prepare electricity grids for rising shares of solar PV in the region. Among the solar PV projects to be discussed:

  • Uzbekistan: Sherabad I & Sherabad II:Scaling Solar I,Scaling Solar II & Scaling Solar III; 100 MW Tutly PV plant
  • Kazakhstan: 100 MW Nura SPP; 100 MW Saran SPP; 100 MW Kapshagay SPP; 50 MW photovoltaic plant in the Region of Turkestan
  • Kyrgyzstan: 100 MW SPP in Chuy region
  • Mongolia: 10 MW Altai solar PV; 15 MW Zamin Uud Gegeen SPP; 15 MW Bukhug SPP.


1.5 hours

SESSION 4. HYDROPOWER SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

What are the perspectives for the development of the hydropower sector in Central Asia and Mongolia? What are the innovations in the hydropower development technologies to assist with the region’s demand?  What are the most promising ongoing and investment projects in the region?  Tajikistan and Uzbekistan cooperation: joint construction of the Yovon (140 MW) and Fandaryo (135 MW) HPPs. Will Uzbekistan become the first CA country to build a hybrid hydropower-floating PV plant? Among the hydropower projects to be presented:

  • Tajikistan: 3,600 MW Rogun HPP; Modernisation of 3,000 MW Nurek HPP; Modernisation of 240 MW Golovnaya HPP; 140 MW Yovon HPP; 135 MW Fandaryo HPP
  • Kyrgyzstan: 1,860 MW Kambar-Ata-1 HPP; 1,305 MW Suusamyr-Kokomeren cascade of HPPs; 1,160 Kazarman cascade of HPPs; 1,100 MW Sary-Jaz cascade of HPPs
  • Kazakhstan: 480 MW Five Cascade HPP
  • Uzbekistan: 400 MW Pskem HPP; 200 MW Verkhnepskem HPP; 200 MW Khodjikent PSP
  • Mongolia: 315 MW Eg HPP; 260 MW Don Sahong HPP; 90 MW Erdeneburen HPP


1.5 hours

ROUNDTABLE. CENTRAL ASIA & MONGOLIA’S COOPERATION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

What are the prospects for regional integration in the energy sector? What are the opportunities for mobilizing funding for joint implementation of priority projects? How to smooth out the imbalance between supply and demand in the countries of the region through interregional electricity trade? The importance of the exchange of experience and the promotion of clean energy technologies in the region.

1.5 hours

CONFERENCE CLOSING

Conference closing and cocktail reception.

1 hour

TECHNICAL VISIT

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6 hours

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