Uzbekistan is set to make significant strides in the renewable energy sector as the construction of its first green hydrogen production plant is scheduled to begin this autumn.
With a capacity of 3,000 tons per year, the plant will pave the way for a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the country. This development comes as part of Uzbekistan’s efforts to diversify its energy mix and harness the potential of renewable resources. The project, based on the Maxam-Chirchiq plant, is expected to bolster the use of green hydrogen and expand the availability of renewable technologies domestically.
The establishment of the green hydrogen production plant marks an important milestone in Uzbekistan’s journey towards decarbonization. Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources, has gained prominence as a clean and versatile fuel that can contribute to reducing carbon emissions across various sectors. By investing in green hydrogen infrastructure, Uzbekistan aims to unlock the potential of this sustainable energy carrier and accelerate its transition to a low-carbon economy.
During discussions between Minister Laziz Kudratov and Chairman of the Board of Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power, Mohammad Abunayyan, the plans for the green hydrogen production plant were solidified. ACWA Power, a global leader in renewable energy, has shown strong commitment to investing in Uzbekistan’s renewable energy sector. The partnership between Uzbekistan and ACWA Power not only reinforces bilateral cooperation but also brings expertise and resources to drive the successful implementation of the green hydrogen project.
Uzbekistan’s investment portfolio in the renewable energy sector is steadily growing, indicating the country’s dedication to transforming its energy landscape. The ongoing projects, totaling over $6.8 billion, highlight Uzbekistan’s commitment to diversifying its energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. These projects include the construction of a combined cycle power plant, wind power plants, and solar stations across different regions of the country. The green hydrogen production plant adds another dimension to Uzbekistan’s renewable energy portfolio and strengthens its position as a leader in the transition to a sustainable future.