Voltalia, Uzbek government companion on 500MW hybrid plant

Nov 23, 2022 01:09 PM ET
  • Voltalia, Uzbek government companion on 500MW hybrid plant
Voltalia, Uzbek government companion on 500MW hybrid plant
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Voltalia has become part of a partnership with the Uzbek government to co-develop a wind-solar-battery park of approximately 500MW in capacity in the country.

The agreement was joined the sidelines of Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's official visit to France, in the visibility of the European Bank for Reconstruction as well as Development.

The capacity will certainly consist of 200MW of solar, 200MW of wind and 60MW/ 240 megawatt-hours of battery storage.

The site will be chosen collectively by Voltalia and the Uzbek Ministry of Energy.

Appointing is set up from 2026.

The complicated will produce more than one terawatt hr per year of clean energy and also will assist ease grid blockage in Central Asia.

The collaboration is tripartite between the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade (MIFT) as well as Voltalia.

The Uzbek government wishes to enhance the nation's energy freedom. To ensure its security as well as growth, Uzbekistan is going for a renewable capacity of 8GW by 2026 and also 12GW by 2030.

Voltalia's worldwide development groups, based in Paris, are keeping an eye on the Uzbek market as part of Voltalia's partnership with among its shareholders, the EBRD.

Voltalia participated in a very first wind tender in 2021 and is participating in one more solar tender funded by the IFC (Globe Bank Group).

In the presence of Mirziyoyev, Sébastien Clerc, Chief Executive Officer of Voltalia, stated: "We are specifically honored to support the energy shift in Uzbekistan.

" This complicated project, which combines three modern technologies, is a first in the region.

" We desire Uzbekistan to gain from our lengthy experience of multi-energy competitors, whether they are huge projects, such as Serra Branca in Brazil (wind and also solar) or smaller ones, such as Toco in Guyana (solar and also storage).".

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