In 2017, JSC "Uzbekenergo" continued work on the most important facilities within the framework of the implementation of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated December 23, 2016 №. DP-2697 "On the Investment Program of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017". 17 large investment projects were carried out for the construction of new, modernization and reconstruction of existing power facilities.
In order to ensure large-scale reform and dynamic development of the energy industry, active work is carried out with international financial institutions and foreign partners, which allows attracting advanced foreign experience and additional foreign investments into the industry, as well as introducing modern high-performance equipment.
To ensure stable energy supply to the republic's consumers, as well as to reduce specific energy consumption in 2017, a new combined-cycle plant with a capacity of 370 MW was put into operation at the Tashkent Thermal Power Plant.
The work on the expansion of the Navoi TPP with the construction of a second 450 MW CCGT unit, the Takhiatash TPP with the construction of two 230-280 MW CCGT units, and the construction of a new Turakurgan thermal power plant with a total capacity of 450 MW in the Namangan region are continuing at an accelerated pace.
Within the framework of the project "Construction of an external power supply for the Kandym Gas Processing Plant", a 220 km long HVL, 89.4 km long, was commissioned.
Pursuant to the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.RP 2628 of October 10, 2016, the construction of the 110 kV L-Surkhon-Cement Plant-2 LL of 85.6 km was completed for the external power supply of the Sherabad Cement Plant in the Surkhandarya region.
Pursuant to the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan №.RP 2349 of May 22, 2015, Uzbekenergo JSC provides for the construction of a 110 kV Sulton-Saodat substation with a 110 kV overhead line with a length of 0.6 km to improve power supply in Termez city of Surkhandarya region. The construction of the 110 kV substation with a 110 kV overhead line was carried out, the first transformer with a capacity of 16.0 thousand kVA was put under tension.
In pursuance of the protocol of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated from 11.03.2017, JSC "Uzbekenergo" provides for the construction of 110/35/10 kV "Afshona" substation with a 110 kV overhead line with a length of 28.0 km to improve power supply in Bukhara city of Bukhara. The construction of 110/35/10 kV substation with a 110 kV overhead line with a length of 28.0 km was completed, a transformer with a capacity of 10.0 thousand kVA was put under tension.
Within the framework of measures to further develop the unified network of the republic's railways, external power supply facilities for the Pap-Kokand-Andijan and Navoi-Kanimeh-Misken railway lines are being built at the expense of the industry's own funds.
At present, in order to provide reliable electricity to the population and dynamic development of all sectors of the economy, economic interests, as well as the need to ensure the country's energy independence, require solving the problem of fuel diversification by increasing the share of other energy carriers.