Uzbek hydropower company JSC Uzbekhydroenergo and French multinational energy firm EDF are poised to sign a co-operation agreement for pumped storage and solar projects.
Following a successful meeting between the two companies, they are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on projects development and implementation.
The projects include construction of Uzbekistan first pumped storage plant; Installation of floating solar stations on reservoirs; and the creation of special working groups to discuss key organisational issues.
The discussions come as the Uzbek energy company is planning to build a 200 MW pumped storage plant in the Bostanlyk district of the Tashkent region.
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo chairman Sanginov Abdugani said: “Uzbekistan’s hydropower potential is growing and we want to work with international, best-in-class partners who can help us achieve an optimal use of the country’s natural resources, boost energy efficiency and increase renewable energy’s share in our energy mix.”