Uzbekistan eyes 400 MW of solar tenders this year

Solar array. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture .

November 10 (Renewables Now) - Uzbekistan will announce two new tenders for 400 MW of solar energy by the end of 2021, the country’s energy minister Alisher Sultanov has said at the third Uzbek-German business forum.

This year there will also be international tenders for the construction of more than 400 km (248.5 miles) of overhead power lines, the minister also told the event in Frankfurt, Germany, where he invited German companies to take part in the auctions, according to an e-mailed press release.

Additional tenders for 200 MW of energy will be launched in 2022, he said.

Sultanov reiterated Uzbekistan’s objective of doubling its energy generation capacity to 30 GW by 2030, with a 25% renewables share.

Under its renewable energy programme, Uzbekistan is looking to deploy 5 GW of solar and 3 GW of wind power capacity by 2030. A series of tenders are being held to support these ambitions.

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