15:55 / 24.01.2023

Uzbekistan to consider alternative suppliers of gas and electricity

Abdulla Aripov instructed the Ministry of Energy to negotiate with alternative foreign partners for the supply of natural gas, electricity, coal and fuel oil.

Photo: National Electric Grids of Uzbekistan

This became known at a meeting held on January 23 under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

“The Ministry of Energy this year should review issues related to the import of natural gas, electricity, coal and fuel oil, and negotiate with alternative foreign partners,” the report reads.

In addition, during the meeting it was noted that, according to preliminary calculations, in 2023 the country has the possibility of producing 56.3 billion cubic meters of natural gas, or 4.6 billion more than last year (51.7 billion cubic meters).

It was also emphasized that by expanding the use of renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency, 1.6 billion cubic meters of gas can be saved.

Earlier it was reported that today about 42% of all networks, including 39% of power transmission networks, 51% of substations and 35% of transformer points, have been in operation for more than 40 years.

Therefore, on the basis of the presidential decree, the government adopted a resolution to supply as soon as possible 299 transformers, 124.7 km of various cables, 186 tons of transformer oil for the stable and uninterrupted operation of the electrical networks of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, regions and the city of Tashkent.