Videoconference Meeting Held to Discuss Renewable Energy Usage in Uzbekistan
Under the leadership of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a video conference meeting was held to discuss the usage of renewable energy sources in Uzbekistan. The primary aim of the meeting was to evaluate the situation of introducing renewable energy sources at different places and measures taken to ensure the stable operation of the energy system in the summer season. During the meeting, the President criticized the lackadaisical attitude of local officials towards the goal of installing small solar panels in households, business, and social facilities.
The meeting noted that the regions of Samarkand, Jizzakh, and Bukhara are showing promising results in their efforts to install solar panels. The installation of solar panels in the social sector and government offices has improved the uninterrupted supply of electricity. However, the region of Karakalpakstan, Tashkent city, Tashkent, and Navoi regions are lagging behind in these efforts.
The report further reveals that the situation in the districts of Sergeli, Chilanzar, Uchtepa, Nukus, Beruniy, Bekabad, Parkent, Piskent, Kiziltepa, Gulistan, Syrdarya, Arnasoy, Baghdad, Furkat, Termiz, and Altinkul are unsatisfactory in terms of renewable energy usage.
The report also discusses the lack of cooperation from entrepreneurs in achieving the targeted renewable energy usage. The planned commissioning of 790 megawatts of power has not been achieved, with only 50 megawatts being commissioned to date.
The governors of several regions, including Saykhunabad, Kogon, Jondor, Mirzaabad, Sharof Rashidov, Pakhtakor, Yangarik districts, Yangiyer, and Urganch cities, were not fully committed to studying the issue. As a result, they will now face reprimand, and if they do not improve their efforts in two months, they will lose their positions.
Finally, the report noted that some governors chose the easy option by using ready budget funds to complete the assigned tasks rather than putting in more significant efforts to achieve renewable energy goals.
Overall, the meeting discussed the need for Uzbekistan to effectively harness renewable energy sources to ensure a stable energy supply in the country.