Following this, Uzbekenergo will set feasibility studies for projects in the most suitable regions.
The company hopes several wind farms with a total capacity of 100MW will be built in the country by 2020. This will could generate up to 170GWh of electricity. The total investment is estimated at $250 million.
Regions promising sites for wind farm develpment are Bukhara, Navoi, Kashkadary and Tashkent provinces, as well as the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan.
Currently Uzbekistan has one wind project, a 750kW facility located near Charvak in the northern part of Tashkent province.
According to energy ministry estimates, the country's energy reserves are set for the next 20-30 years (it is a large producer of coal, oil and gas). However the share of renewables in the country's total energy balance is less than 1%. According to state plans, it should be up to 6%-7% by 2030.