Uzbekistan is a land of sunshine with significant levels of solar irradiance, particularly in the south, and the country plans to capitalise on its natural power through the installation of more than 7GW of solar energy capacity by 2030.

The UzAssystem team is playing a key role in this mission, having recently secured several significant contracts for solar energy and battery energy storage system (BESS) projects.

Solar Environmental Assessment Services

One major contract awarded to UzAssystem involves providing Environmental Assessment Services for two large-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects – Karaulbazar and Nishon. The combined capacity of these projects sits at 1GW, making it one of the largest prospective solar energy systems in Uzbekistan. The environmental assessment service will ensure that the projects adhere to sustainable practices and comply with environmental regulations. By harnessing solar energy on such a scale, Uzbekistan is taking a significant step towards reducing its reliance on traditional fossil fuels and embracing clean energy solutions.

Hydrological Analysis and Reporting

In another major initiative, UzAssystem has been awarded the contract for Hydrological Analysis and Reporting for three key locations – Karakul, Sazagan, and Tashkent. This project involves integrating both solar energy systems and battery energy storage systems (BESS) to ensure efficient energy utilisation and grid stability. Hydrological analysis is crucial to determine the feasibility of these projects, as it assesses the location, availability and sustainability of water resources in the region. By combining solar and BESS technologies, Uzbekistan aims to enhance its grid resilience and ensure a consistent power supply for its rapidly growing economy.

Grid Impact Assessment Studies

UzAssystem has also successfully secured multiple contracts to conduct Grid Impact Assessment Studies for PV plants with a total capacity of more than 2.3GW and BESS with a total capacity of 334MW. Grid impact assessments are vital for understanding how the integration of these large-scale renewable energy projects will affect the existing power infrastructure. These studies provide valuable insights into potential challenges and necessary modifications to ensure smooth grid integration. By undertaking such assessments, UzAssystem is playing a pivotal role in enabling Uzbekistan to embrace renewable energy without compromising its power grid’s stability and reliability.

Feza Abadanc, Engineering Manager, UzAssystem, said: “Our success in securing multiple solar energy and battery energy storage system contracts demonstrates our resolute, technology-neutral commitment to supporting the realisation of Uzbekistan’s sustainable energy future. We will continue to bring our innovation and expertise to the breadth of the Republic’s new low-carbon energy projects.