SkyPower Global invests US$1.3 billion in solar energy in Uzbekistan
On 28 April 2018, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On additional measures to implement investment projects in the field of renewable energy sources”.
The document said that Uzbekenergo and SkyPower Global signed an agreement on the purchase of electricity on 19 April.
In accordance with the document, SkyPower Global will invest US$1.3 billion in construction of facilities in Uzbekistan for production of photovoltaic solar energy with a total capacity of 1000 MW of alternating current.
The head of Uzbekistan instructed the khokimiyat to provide land for implementation of the project in Tashkent, Samarkand, Navoi, Jizzakh, Surkhandarya and Kashkadarya regions.
SkyPower Global will carry out the design, financing and construction of facilities. The company will own and operate the facilities in future.
The President granted tax and customs benefits to the company and its future subsidiaries in the regions.
In case of insolvency of "Uzbekenergo" for the supplied energy, payment for it will be carried out from the state budget, the resolution said.