Uzbekistan to build first wind farms

UZBEKISTAN: Uzbekistan plans to build the first experimental wind power plant with the capacity of 750kW.

The project, close to the Charvatsky water reservoir in the Tashkent region of the country, is to be implemented by the state-owned "Uzbekenergo" company in cooperation with South Korean Doojin Co.

The total cost is estimated at USD$2 million. This is expected to be the first of a series of similar projects, scheduled during the next several years.

Out of this the biggest project is the 100MW Uzbekenergo wind farm. Its total cost is estimated at €200 million.

Currently the experts of Uzbekenergo are contunuing to study the areas of the country for wind power potential. 

Despite the fact that the official results of these studies have not yet been announced, local experts believe that among the most favourable regions for the development of wind power in Uzbekistan could be Bukhara, Navoi, Kashkadarya, Tashkent, Karakalpakstan and some other regions of the country.