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The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced the launch of a tender process for a new 100MW wind power plant. The tender is part of Uzbekistan’s renewable energy strategy aimed at generating a quarter of all electricity from renewable sources, by 2030.

The new 100 MW plant and associated infrastructure will be located at a site in the Qorao’zak district of Karakalpakstan in the north-west of the country. Potential private sector partners have therefore been invited to submit an Expression of Interest to develop, finance, construct and own the project. The Ministry of Energy intends to develop the broader area with total wind power capacity of 300 MW, and a subsequent tender to procure the remaining 200 MW is expected to be issued shortly. The project is supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‘EBRD’) and the Government of Japan. Other donors are providing technical assistance as part of an overall program to develop 1 GW of wind power in the country through public-private partnerships.
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