The World Bank has approved $110m loan for the Talimarjan transmission project in Uzbekistan.
The project aims to improve the reliability of the electricity supply in four regions of Uzbekistan including Samarkand, Kashkadarya, Navoyi and Bukhara regions.
The project includes expansion of the Talimarjan thermal power plant (TPP) with construction of a 500/220 kV new substation, a 218 km 500 kV single circuit transmission line from Talimarjan TPP to Sogdiana substation and a bay extension at Sogdiana substation.
Also the existing Karakul Guzar line would also be interconnected to the new Talimarjan substation, by a short interconnection.
These measures will result in the reduction of the electricity outage rate and losses in the electricity transmission network.
The project will help to increase the region’s competitiveness in terms of industrial and commercial development in South-Western Uzbekistan by reduction of the electricity outage rate and losses in the electricity transmission network.
It will also increase the volume of electricity supplied to residential and business consumers and provide opportunities to increase the export of electricity to the region.
TPP is to be financed by the Asian Development Bank, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and the Uzbekistan Fund for Reconstruction and Development.