Uzbekistan’s future, including its economy, investment activity and prospects for international cooperation, depend directly on the development of energy infrastructure in its regions.
In this context, the Navoi Enterprise of Territorial Electric Networks JSC (“Navoi Enterprise) announced an update on its 2019 activity.
In 2019, the Navoi Enterprise modernised over 9,000 km of low-voltage power lines and overhauled 1,128 km. Major repairs were completed to 75 substations and construction/modernization works were completed for 70 transformer facilities.
Current demand for electricity in Uzbekistan is 69 billion kW/h, whilst 64 billion kW/h is currently generated. By 2030, it is forecast that demand will reach 117 billion kWh, due to economic development, population growth and improved living standards.
In 2019, as part of the government programme “Developed Village, Developed Residential Community and Developed Centre”, reconstruction work and upgrades of 207.4 km of power lines were carried out, plus the installation and modernisation of 50 transformer facilities. Some 6.94 billion Soms were spent on these works.
The Navoi Region’s climate has led to increased energy demand by businesses and consumers. To address this, 27 transformer facilities were replaced with transformers of higher capacity.
Remote and mountain villages of the region were also catered for. Twenty units of special transport and passenger cars were purchased in 2019.
To prevent emergency shutdowns at regional and city enterprises, a reserve of 30 transformers of various capacities were created, as well as oil reserves.
Large-scale works were also carried out in the Navoi region to connect consumers of electricity to an automated metering system. The complete replacement of old devices is planned to be completed by the end of 2020.
In 2019, new meters were installed free of charge for subscribers of five local communities including the northern districts of Zarafshan, Tamdyn and Uchkuduk. Transformer facilities with a capacity of 2,500 KW and 4,000 KW were replaced with 6,300 KW at the Gazgon substation and 4 MW of reserve capacity was created in Gazgan to implement investment projects.
The Press Service of Navoi Enterprise of Territorial Electric Networks JSC