The program for the construction of large solar power plants is being realised in Uzbekistan with the support of IFC. The total cost of the program is estimated at $ 1 billion. The program is being realised with the support of IFC.
The first pilot project under the program will be the construction of a plant with a capacity of up to 100 MW, which will be located in Navoi region. Based on the experience of the project implementation, it is planned to hold negotiations with IFC on the conditions, capacity and terms of the implementation of the program at other sites with a total capacity of up to 900 MW. The tender for the station in Navoi region is planned to be held in 2019.
In addition, Uzbekenergo entered into an agreement with the Canadian company SkyPower Global on the construction of solar power plants in Uzbekistan with a total capacity of 1000 MW. The amount of investment is estimated at $ 1.3 billion.
Solar power plants will be located in Navoi, Samarkand, Tashkent, Jizzakh, Surkhadarya and Kashkadarya regions. The economic effect of the project was estimated at $ 2.9 billion.