Uzbekistan plans to produce 8,000 megawatts renewable energy by 2026

2021-11-23 13:05:04 GMT2021-11-23 21:05:04(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TASHKENT, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has tasked his government to achieve a target of 8,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy by 2026.

During a meeting on developing renewable energy, the government announced plans to build five solar power plants with a total capacity of 900 MW in the Khorezm, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Namangan and Fergana regions next year, according to the president's press service Tuesday.

Between 2022 and 2024, Uzbekistan is expected to attract 3 billion U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment to build 10 solar and wind power plants with a total capacity of about 3,000 MW.

Over the next five years, the country will purchase equipment, components and materials worth 6 billion dollars to realize these clean energy projects, and measures will be taken to localize production of some components and materials needed, the report said.

The Central Asian nation will set up two training centers by year's end to train 200 qualified specialists annually.

At the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow, Scotland, Uzbekistan announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP by 35 percent by 2030. Enditem