- Uzbekistan has announced plans to launch 2 new solar tenders for 400 MW capacity by the end of 2021
- There will be another 200 MW wind energy tender in 2022, as the country aims to increase solar and wind capacity in the energy mix
- By 2030, Uzbekistan aims to have 30 GW of power generation capacity, out of which 25% is planned to come from renewables
Uzbekistan has said it plans to launch 2 new solar tenders for 400 MW capacity by the end of 2021. The country’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov also shared his country’s plans to double energy production to 30 GW by 2030, 25% out of which will come from renewables.
Speaking at the 5th German-Uzbek Business Forum where he invited German companies to participate in the tenders, Sultanov also said there will be a 200 MW wind energy tender in 2022.
As part of its arrangement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Uzbekistan has to launch 1 GW of solar power plants between 2019 and 2025 out of which it has awarded 457 MW to Masdar for Sherabad Solar PV Project and has launched a teaser for another 300 MW AC tender (see Uzbekistan Planning 300 MW PV Tender).
Parallelly, under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar Initiative, it has awarded 550 MW solar PV capacity, also to Masdar post competitive procedure followed (see Masdar Wins Uzbek’s Sherabad Solar Power Auction). In September 2021, it launched another 500 MW tender under Scaling Solar (see PV Tender For Uzbekistan Under Scaling Solar).
Sultanov estimated solar’s potential to be equivalent to 51 billion tons of oil, and that of wind energy to be 360 million tons of oil.
The country has been planning to increase its solar power target for 2030 to 7 GW, up from 5 GW and for wind power from 3 GW to 5 GW (see Uzbekistan May Increase Renewable Energy Targets For 2030).