On February 15, as part of practical visit by the delegation headed by the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the People’s Republic of China, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed with CEEC ENERGY CHINA on the construction of photovoltaic power plants with the total capacity of 2,000 MW in Kashkadarya, Bukhara and Samarkand regions, the press service of the ministry reports.
It should be noted that within the framework of this memorandum, the Chinese company will carry out its activities with the attraction of direct investments in our country in the amount of $2 billion.
The first capacities of these photovoltaic power plants are planned to be put into operation by the end of this year, and the plants will start operating at full capacity in 2024.
As a result, 5.2 billion kWh of electricity will be generated per year, as a result of which 1.4 billion cubic meters of natural gas will be saved.
The parties agreed on the prospects for the implementation of these major projects and the acceleration of construction work.