Total Eren brings online 131-MWp solar PV park in Uzbekistan
Total Eren's Tutly solar park in Uzbekistan. Image by: Total Eren.
July 5 (Renewables Now) - French independent power producer Total Eren today announced it has launched commercial operations at its 131-MWp Tutly solar park in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand region.
Located 100km west of the city of Samarkand, the photovoltaic (PV) farm will operate under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan. It is expected to produce 270 GWh of power annually, or enough to cover the consumption of about 140,000 local residents.
METKA EGN, part of Greek industrial conglomerate Mytilineos SA, was responsible for installing the plant’s 295,000 bifacial PV modules.
Total Eren reached financial close on the project in August 2021 after it secured EUR 87.4 million in debt from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and France’s Proparco.
The implementation of the project supports Uzbekistan’s goal of having 12 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and sourcing 25% of its total power from renewables by the same year. “Looking forward, we are eager to build more wind and solar projects in Uzbekistan and in Central Asia,” said Fabienne Demol, Executive Vice-President and Head of Business Development of Total Eren.
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