About 85% of Uzbekistan’s electricity generation comes from thermal power plants. There are 10 operating thermal power plants, with the largest SYRDARYA TPP commissioned with the installed capacity of 3000 MW (ten power units of 300 MW each).
ONGOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
The first unit of TURAKURGAN TPP in Namangan region will be commissioned in December 2019.
The commissioning of the second power unit (450 MW each) and the launch of the power plant at full capacity are planned for March 2020. It is planned that TPP will produce up to 7 billion kWh of electricity per year.
The international consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd signed a contract with Uzbekenergo for the construction of two power units of the Turakurgan TPP in 2016. The contract amount was $ 749.43 million, the total cost of the project – up to $1.2 billion.
There are a number of perspective projects with FDI under consideration in 2019, including implementation of the agreement on the construction of coal and gas power stations with a capacity 600 MW on the basis of public-private partnership, construction of the combined-cycle plant at the Navoi TPP; expansion of the Talimarjan TPP with the construction of 2 combined-cycle plants with total capacity of 900 MW.