International engineering, digital and project management company, Assystem, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan which will see joint venture UzAssystem conduct assessments to support the planning of the country’s power system through its advanced modelling capability.

UzAssystem, a joint venture between Assystem and the Ministry of Energy, has been in operation since 2019, and is involved in a significant number of low-carbon energy projects in the Republic, including grid infrastructure, wind power and solar power. Its specialists are experts in the intricacies of electricity system development.

Under the terms of the agreement, UzAssystem will also providing advanced development opportunities for workers in the electricity sector focusing on areas such as the use of modern technologies for grid modelling, modern practices in deploying a power system with a high proportion of variable energy generation sources, and the design of energy facilities and systems according to contemporary international standards.

The joint venture was established to support Uzbekistan’s low-carbon energy transition. It is committed to helping the Republic to achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2060, in addition to its ambition to deliver 5GW of wind and 7GW of solar capacity by 2030.

Nicolas Dugot, General Manager, UzAssystem, said: “Uzbekistan needs a modern electricity system to ensure it can deploy the gigawatts of low-carbon energy generation needed to achieve its net zero goals. UzAssystem is committed to supporting the development of this system by deploying its specialist capabilities and providing advanced training to build the necessary skills-base.”