The President of Uzbekistan launched the construction of the "Zarchob-3" small hydroelectric power station on the Tupalang River
The first stone in the construction of a small hydroelectric power station - "Zarchob-3" was laid today during President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's visit to the Surkhandarya region, reports a correspondent of "Dunyo" IA.
According to the press service of the head of state, the number of renewable energy sources is growing in our country. In particular, hydropower can produce green energy over and over again from the flow of a single river.
Therefore, in accordance with the Presidential Decree of October 17, 2017, the construction of small power plants began on the Tupalang River. In particular, in December 2020, the "Zarchob-1" hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 37 MW was put into operation, and in September 2021, the "Zarchob-2" hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 38 MW. Today they produce enough electricity for 48 thousand households.
Another small hydroelectric power station, "Zarchob-3", was designed in the lower reaches of the river. The first stone in its construction was laid today during the visit of the head of our state.
The station will have a capacity of 16 megawatts and produce 70 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. This is environmentally friendly and renewable energy. Also, since other capacities mainly generate electricity during the daytime, hydropower performs the function of normalizing the energy balance. The cost of electricity is also much cheaper compared to other sources.
According to the current system, river water under special pressure is first sent to the Tupalang hydroelectric station. Then the flow will spin turbines at Zarchob stations, which are located not far from each other.
In addition, ample opportunities are provided to the private sector for the construction of micro-hydroelectric power plants. Legal and economic conditions have been created for this. In particular, a 20-year land lease has been introduced for entrepreneurs wishing to build small and micro hydroelectric power stations, as well as a system of guaranteed state purchase of the electricity they produce.