Masdar to jointly develop 2 GW clean energy projects in Uzbekistan

Masdar, a UAE-based energy company, has inked a joint development agreement with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Investments, Industry, and Trade to develop 2 GW of renewable energy and 500 MWh of solar, wind, and battery storage projects across the Central Asian country. With 7 GW of solar and 5 GW of wind capacity, Uzbekistan aims to achieve 25 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2030. The agreement underlines Masdar’s commitment to supporting global net zero objectives. 

In 2019, Masdar began to develop the 100 MW Nur Navoi solar facility, Uzbekistan’s first successfully financed independent power producer solar project. It became operational in 2021. In April 2022, Masdar reached financial close on three solar photovoltaic facilities in the country which have a total capacity of 900 MW. Financing was provided by the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.