The regional lender has revealed on Tuesday that it will provide a
Stroem added, "Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions are expecting electricity demand to grow at double the rate of the forecasted national average. Reliable power supply is essential to meet the residential demand and for future industrial development and growth."
As part of the project, there will be installation of two new energy-saving combined-cycle gas turbines, each having a maximum capacity of 280-MW, as well as decommissioning of the three existing steam turbine units, while two others are to be operated as reserve system.
The bank-backed project also envisions training of the staff as well as other assistance for Uzbekenergo to enhance tariff structure and to boost the commercial viability of the state-run power utility further.
Though Uzbekenergo has accomplished enhancements of its financial transparency considerably with the bank s assistance and initiated advanced electricity metering infrastructure, it is essential for the Uzbek utility to streamline its management and information as well as technology structures.
The country in partnership with the bank is carrying out the implementation of the strategically vital investment projects and ventures like the setting up of two steam gas units with a joint capacity of 900-MW at the Talimarjan thermal power facility, a mega-scale scheme for construction as well as reconstruction of roads, plus development of the
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