1 Mar 2024 16:05

France's Voltalia starts building 100 MW photovoltaic power station in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT. March 1 (Interfax) - Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with Sebastien Clerc, CEO of the French company Voltalia, to discuss the start of construction of a 100 MW photovoltaic power station in the Khorazm region, the presidential press service said on Friday.

"The parties were particularly pleased to mention the start of the work under the project for constructing a 100 MW photovoltaic power station in the Tuproqqal'a district along with Voltalia, with the option of its further expansion through implementing agrivoltaics solutions," it said.

Mirziyoyev and Clerc reviewed prospects for a broader mutually beneficial partnership. In particular, the Uzbek president supported plans for expanding cooperation projects with Voltalia, among them the manufacturing of batteries in the Khorazm region and constructing a hybrid power plant in the Bukhara region, it said.

As reported, Uzbekistan plans to commission 14 new power plants this year, including eleven 2 MW solar power plants and three 600 MW wind farms. The country is pursuing a three-year program for building 28 solar power plants and wind farms with a capacity of 8 GW.