79.0 MW small HPSs Zarchob cascade

Tupolang river
Total cost:
$ 29.1 mln
Chinese partner:
The Export - Import Bank of China
Uzbekstani partner:
Construction start:
Putting into commission:

Partners summary

The Export - Import Bank of China (Exim bank) is a state-owned policy bank with the status of an independent legal entity. Exim Bank plays a crucial role in promoting steady economic growth and structural adjustment, supporting foreign trade, and implementing the “going global” strategy. It is dedicated to supporting China’s foreign trade, investment and international economic cooperation.

UzbekHydroEnergo is a joint-stock company that was created by a Decree of the President of Uzbekistan in 2017 [1]. It will comprise hydroelectric power stations, hydrotechnical and other hydropower related units of UzbekEnergo National Power Company as well as UzSuvEnergo (Uz Water Energy) association under the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources. UzbekHydroEnero is responsible for implementation of the Program of measures for further development of the hydropower sector for 2017-2021, approved by the Presidential Decree in May 2017. [2]

Description of the project

The Construction of the small HPSs Zarchob cascade on Tupolang River is linked to the government resolution approved in Uzbekistan for the hydro-energy development program for 2017 - 2021.[3]

The main objective of the presidential decree is to diversify power generation sources by doubling the existing ~1200 MW generation capacity of the hydropower stations by 2030. The programme includes the construction of dozens of (presidential decree enlists 70 projects) new medium and small hydropower stations and the modernization of the existing large and medium-size hydropower stations. These medium and small hydropower investment projects constituted the largest portion of the ~20 bln USD economic cooperation agreements made during President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s first official visit to the PRC from 10 to 14 May 2017.

Small hydroelectric power stations Zarchob-1 and Zarchob-2 each have a capacity of 38 MW. [4]

More links

The list of hydropower stations of Uzbekistan

President’s Decree (09/01/20)