On August 16, 2019, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed an agreement on the provision of advisory services with the Asian Development Bank on a project to build a number of photovoltaic stations with a total capacity of up to 1000 MW on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
The Sherabad district of Surkhandarya region was chosen as the location for the implementation of the first pilot project for the construction of a photovoltaic station with a capacity of at least 100 MW.
ADB will act as a consultant, will organize the preparation of the Project Concept, financial model, project appraisal document (feasibility study), the agreement on the purchase of electric energy (PPA) and provide a number of other services.
A conference will also be organized among investors, as well as an international tender.
This project will be implemented by the Ministry of Energy with the assistance and coordination of ADB, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, and the PPP Development Agency. The start of the project is planned in 2021.
Brief information: The discussion of the project for the construction of a photovoltaic station in the Surkhandarya region took place on July 18 this year during the round table on the topic of reforming the energy sector.