Uzbekistan will soon add 100 MW clean, renewable energy to its mix through its first solar public-private partnership (PPP), tendered under the Scaling Solar programme. Shukhrat Vafaev, the deputy minister of investment and foreign trade, announced that Masdar Clean Energy of the UAE has won the programme’s competitive auction to develop a utility-scale solar plant located in the Navoi region in central Uzbekistan. Masdar’s bid is just 2,7 US c/kWh. The project is part of an effort by the government of Uzbekistan to develop up to 5 GW of solar power by 2030 to diversify the country’s energy mix. The project is being implemented with support from the Austrian ministry of finance and Switzerland’s state secretariat for economic affairs (SECO), as well as the government of the Netherlands. The government of Uzbekistan announced it will soon tender for an additional 400 MW of solar power, followed by one more PPP for 500 MW.
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