ACWA Power has signed three power purchase agreements and investment agreements with Uzbekistan’s National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan (NEGU) and Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade. The agreements include the development of three solar photovoltaic projects in Tashkent and Samarkand and three battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand. Combined, these represent a total capacity of 1.4GW of renewable energy and 1.5GWh of additional battery storage capacity.
The Tashkent projects will include a 400MW PV plant and 500MWh BESS, while two 500MW PV projects each and a 500MWh BESS will be developed in Samarkand. Another 500MWh BESS will be located in Bukhara, and the project will include overhead transmission lines to help dispatch power to the grid. “ACWA Power’s expertise in green hydrogen, green ammonia, and clean energy has greatly strengthened our collaboration with the Government of Uzbekistan,” said Mohammad Abunayyan, ACWA Power Chairman. “Our latest venture into battery energy storage systems (BESS) is a significant step forward in our partnership and a clear demonstration of our commitment to transform the energy landscape in the Republic.”
Credits: renews.biz [Image: ACWA Power]