The population of Uzbekistan was 31.85 million and the current gross domestic product (GDP) was $67.22 billion as of 2016. Uzbekistan solar photovoltaic (PV) power market value, which was USD XXX billion in 2016, is expected to grow to USD XXX billion in 2017, at a CAGR of XXX percent. Uzbekistan has a substantial potential of natural resources, including renewable energy resources. Uzbekistan has 70 % of gas resources of Central Asia, 30 % of oil resources, 55 % of coal, and 14 % of hydropower resources of the region that can be technically used. The most promising source of renewable energy in Uzbekistan is solar energy. The country is blessed with abundant solar irradiance (annual total global horizontal irradiance) of 1,400 - 1,800 kWh/m2.
The country is basically independent in energy. However, the high levels of energy consumption cause high costs of production and have negative effects on the environment. Energy consumption in Uzbekistan is 1.5-2 times higher than in other developing countries. It has been estimated that current levels of energy consumption could be reduced up to 40-50 per cent without compromising production or comfort.
Energy sector management in Uzbekistan differs from all other countries in the reviewed regions. There is no dedicated energy ministry in Uzbekistan, and energy policies are set by the Cabinet of Ministers as part of the country’s overall economic development directions. Sector management is carried out by the vertically integrated national holding companies UzbekNefteGas (the national oil and gas company) and UzbekEnergo (the national electricity company), which both have decision-making authority and act as commercial operators. Energy tariffs are set by the Ministry of Finance, based on proposals submitted by the national energy companies, and remain heavily subsidised.
Uzbekistan is the most populous country in Central Asia and has a well-developed industry sector, which makes it the largest energy consumer in the region. The country is selfsufficient in energy terms; however, its economy remains one of the most energy-intensive in the region. A steady rise in domestic consumption suggests that Uzbekistan could face gas supply shortages after 2020 given the current rate of growth in energy consumption. Uzbekistan is also interested in increasing exports to China and neighbours through the Central Asia-China pipeline system, which will pose a further challenge under the existing consumption patterns and projections. The government is therefore committed to increasing energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy and to accelerating developments in alternative energy sources, particularly wind and solar energy where potential is large.
The government aims to reduce the share of hydrocarbons in its energy mix by 50% by 2050, which it plans to achieve by utilising its vast renewable and alternative energy potential and by maximising energy efficiency gains. The government is committed to expanding and modernising its power systems, improving efficiency through the entire chain of power delivery from generation to distribution, reducing greenhouse gases, and developing further exporting opportunities.
The country’s main energy strategy is to increase the energy efficiency, increase use of renewable resources, coal power sources, combined cycle natural gas power plants, and connecting to the connecting to the power infrastructure of Commonwealth Independent States (CIS).
- Snapshot of the country’s renewable and solar photovoltaic (PV) power sector across parameters - country overview, current power and solar photovoltaic (PV) power market status, electricity market structure, key issues, future plans and strategies to meet increasing power demand, and way forward.
- Statistics for cumulative and annual installed solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation capacity of from 2012 to 2017.
- Statistics for cumulative and annual revenue of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants from 2012 to 2017.
- Break-up by power generation technology, including thermal, hydro, renewable (incl. solar PV) and nuclear
- Data on key issues witnessed in the Uzbekistan solar photovoltaic (PV) sector.
- Information on future plans and strategies to meet increasing power demand.
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- Position yourself to gain the maximum advantage of the industry’s growth potential
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1.1 Research Methodology
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3 UZBEKISTAN SOLAR PV POWER MARKET IN 2017
3.1 Country Overview
3.2 Current Status of Solar PV Power Market in Uzbekistan
3.3 Key Issues
3.4 Investment Trends and Development Roadmap to Meat Increasing Power Demand
3.5 Cumulative (CAGR) Installed Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Capacity and Revenue
3.6 Annual Installed Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Capacity and Revenue
3.7 Support Schemes
4 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Chart 1: Solar Resource Map of Uzbekistan
Chart 2 Share of Solar PV Power from Total Installed Power Generation Capacity in Uzbekistan in 2016
Chart 3: Uzbekistan Total Annual Electricity Consumption (in TWh) 2000 ÷ 2016
Chart 4: Uzbekistan Power Generation Capacity Breakdown by Source (Fuel) Type in 2016 (incl. Renewables)
Chart 5: Structure of Electricity Power Market in Uzbekistan
Chart 6: Cumulative (CAGR) Installed Capacity of Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Power Plants in Uzbekistan (in MW) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 7: Cumulative (CAGR) Revenue of Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Power Plants in Uzbekistan (in Millions USD) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 8: Annual Installed Capacity of Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Power Plants in Uzbekistan (in MW) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast
Chart 9: Annual Revenue of Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Power Plants in Uzbekistan (in Millions USD) 2012 ÷ 2017, including forecast