Uzbek, Saudi companies sign purchase agreement on wind farm-Xinhua

Uzbek, Saudi companies sign purchase agreement on wind farm

Source: Xinhua| 2022-12-24 13:23:30|Editor: huaxia

TASHKENT, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan's National Power Grid company and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power have signed a power purchase agreement on a wind power plant in northwestern Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Energy Ministry said on Friday.

The power plant, located in Karakalpakstan region, has a capacity of 1500 megawatts, the ministry said.

It will be built and operated by the ACWA Power and will be commissioned in 2026. The plant is expected to produce 5.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, it said.

The plant will have a Battery Energy Storage System to smooth out the intermittent power output from the wind turbines.

ACWA Power will also construct an overhead transmission line of more than 800 km to pass the wind power from the northwest of Uzbekistan to its central part, the ministry said.