Uzbekistan launches tender for 300-MW solar project

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January 6 (Renewables Now) - Uzbekistan has issued a Request for Qualification (RfQ) as part of a tender seeking to award an up to 300-MW solar project in the country’s southeastern region of Kashkadarya.

The solar farm is planned to be installed in Guzar district. Interested developers have until March 30 to submit their applications, according to the RfQ documents.

The selected developer will sign a 25-year contract and will be tasked with the design, building, financing, operation, maintenance of the photovoltaic (PV) park. Additionally, the winner will take care of building a 220 kV high–voltage dual circuit transmission line to an existing substation located in proximity to the project site.

The potential to adding a battery storage component to the project will be explored through a details feasibility study, the energy ministry said.

The project will be realised under a programme of the Uzbek government and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the deployment of 1 GW of solar capacity across the country on a public-private partnership basis.

Under its renewable energy strategy, Uzbekistan is looking to deploy up to 7 GW of solar power capacity by 2030 and is holding a series of tenders to support the goal.

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