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The exhibition UzEnergyExpo is an important business event for the energy market of Uzbekistan, a kind of “indicator” of the industry. Each year specialized industry experts, oil, engineering, construction, installation companies, utilities and public facilities can examine all the offers of the market, compare, select and purchase the necessary equipment at the exhibition UzEnergyExpo.
From 1 January 2018, Uzbekistan will introduce a number of mechanisms to encourage the rational use of energy resources.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures to ensure the rational use of energy resources” on 8 November 2017.
According to the resolution, consumers, who produce burnt bricks, gypsum, cement and other products, as well as providing separate services (restaurants, cafes, etc.), pay for electricity with an attached capacity of up to 750 kVA and natural gas on the basis of increasing coefficients and tariffs, established by decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Consumers with an attached capacity of 750 kVA and higher make payments for electricity on a differentiated by zones day tariff. This procedure does not apply to budget organizations, pumping stations of farms and water users’ associations, as well as pumping stations financed from the State budget.
In order to equalize the load on the power supply system of the Republic, flexible tariffs for electricity consumption are introduced.
So, in the peak period - the morning and evening highs (determined in accordance with the established procedure), payment for consumed electric energy will be made using an increase factor of 1.5 times from the established tariff.
During the hours of minimum loads – during nights, the consumer will pay on reduced tariffs – by 1.5 times from set tariffs. At the same time, the established tariff is preserved only for payment of electricity consumption in the half-peak period – during daylight hours.
Uzbek President introduced a requirement, which envisages use of energy-efficient and energy-saving technologies during the design, reconstruction, construction and commissioning of buildings and structures of state bodies and institutions, as well as the multi-apartment houses.
Also, in the design, reconstruction and construction of buildings and structures (except for individual housing construction), use of certified solar water heaters for hot water supply, as well as energy-saving lamps, will be mandatory.
Along with this, it is planned to cut off all state bodies and organizations from hot water supply from 1 January 2022.
In order to ensure rational use of energy resources, they will be required to use certified solar water heating systems for hot water supply, and energy saving lamps of domestic production.
Uzbek President entrusted to determine the stages of installation of solar water heating and energy lamps in the buildings and structure of the state bodies and organizations.
A comprehensive program will also be adopted to expand the localization of production and gradually introduce energy-saving lamps in residential and non-residential premises.
According to preliminary calculations, as a result of the introduction and operation of solar water heaters by state bodies and organizations for hot water supply, the volumes of natural gas consumption by thermal stations during the non-heating period (April-October) will be reduced by almost 10 million cubic meters or 2.5 billion soums.
It should be noted that today the potential of 35 biogas producers, 10 solar energy suppliers and 5 enterprises producing electricity from micro hydropower plants are not fully disclosed.
The Government of Uzbekistan plans to provide tax benefits to individuals, who are using alternative sources of electric power.
The draft law “On amendments to Articles 275 and 290 of the Tax Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan” was published for discussion on the portal of interactive public services.
According to the document, individuals can be exempted from land tax and property tax for a period of three years for using alternative sources of electricity and completely disconnecting from existing energy networks.
The basis for granting this privilege is a certificate of energy supply organizations on the use of alternative sources of electrical energy with a complete cut-off from existing energy networks, the draft law said.
Uzbekistan and China held the fourth meeting of the Subcommittee on Energy Cooperation of the intergovernmental committee on cooperation.
The meeting was held in Tashkent on 8 September 2017. The meeting was attended by representatives of ministries and departments, large companies and firms of Uzbekistan and China.
During the meeting, the parties reviewed the current state of mutual cooperation in the energy sector, issues required for their immediate resolution and further prospects for expanding cooperation. The parties also discussed implementation of promising projects in the energy sector.
It was noted that Uzbekistan adopted a program of measures for further development of hydropower for 2017-2021, according to which it is planned to modernize 14 and construction 18 new hydroelectric stations for US$2.6 billion.
In May 2017, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Investments and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China signed an agreement on cooperation in construction of small and medium-sized hydropower plants in Uzbekistan worth US$2.7 billion.
Uzbekistan also adopted a program for further development and modernization of the coal industry for 2017-2021. The program is aimed at increasing coal production by three times via implemention of projects for US$585 million.
The parties also discussed issues related to energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources.
In the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of attracting Chinese investments in the fuel and energy complex of Uzbekistan.
It should be noted that investment projects for US$878 million are implemented in Uzbekistan with participation of the Chinese investments within the investment programme for 2017, of which US$489 million (55.7%) are direct investments, and US$389 million loans secured by the Government (44.3%).
Following the meeting, the protocol of the fourth meeting of the Subcommittee on Cooperation in the Energy Sector of the Uzbek-Chinese Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee was signed.
Uzbekenergo and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) signed a memorandum of understanding on 22 July 2017.
Within the framework of the document, the parties plan to establish cooperation in virtually all areas of the energy sector - from production and generation of electricity to its delivery to the end user.
Uzbekenergo and KEPCO intend to implement projects to modernize obsolete power plants. Specialists of Uzbekistan and Korea will exchange experience. Uzbek specialists will learn new technologies.
It is expected that KEPCO specialists will visit Uzbekistan to study the state of affairs in the energy sector and the state of the equipment.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is working on two projects to supply a mini hydro power stations of a container type with a total capacity of 70 MW to Uzbekistan, RNS reported quoting the director for international activities of Atomenergomash (part of Rosatom) Roman Murashov.
According to him, the company is working on two potential projects in Uzbekistan. He noted that one project envisages supply of six 60 MW units and the second project - about 10 MW.
Murashov added that in general, Uzbekistan’s potential is 10 potential projects within two to three years.
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On program of measures for further development of hydropower sector for 2017-2021”.
Within the framework of the programme, Uzbekistan plans to implement 18 construction projects and 14 projects for modernization of hydroelectric power stations in 2017-2021 with total cost of US$2.65 billion.
The program of measures for the further development of hydropower also includes 42 promising projects with an approximate cost of about US$1.7 billion. These projects will be implemented by 2030.
SkyPower Global invests $ 1.3 billion in solar energy in Uzbekistan.12 May 2018
Aggreko to assist Uzbekistan in modernization of heat and power generation infrastructure.02 May 2018
Uzbekistan has generated more than 16.7 billion kWh of electricity in the first quarter 2018.06 March 2018
Aggreko to help Uzbekistan to modernize heat and electricity generating infrastructure.08 December 2017
A new steam-gas unit is put into operation at Tashkent Thermal Power Plant.08 December 2017
The World Bank supports renewable energy development in Uzbekistan.