Modernization of the Tashkent thermoelectric power plant, prospects and capabilities

One of the biggest thermoelectric power plants of Uzbekistan is being reconstructed at the moment in order to decrease consumption of combustible fuel and decrease the rate of noxious wastes discharged into environment. Tashkent thermoelectric power plant was established in 1963. Power plant is situated in Qibray district, 15km north-east from the capital.


Its rated power is 1860 MW. Plant’s primary equipment are 12 condensing units each presenting a power of 155 MW. The primary fuel is natural gas constituting 85 percents of the total fuel. Fuel-oil is a reserve one and constitutes 15 percents. Tashkent thermoelectric power plant provided capital with energy for many years.


Condensing units’ lifetime is 40-48 years. Today is observed decrease in efficiency of fuel-into-energy transformation. There’s also a quantity increase of the used fuel because of the outdated machinery. Thus this situation hits an environment – power plant’s activity presupposes emissions into the atmosphere, waste dumping into the Boz-su channel.

Within flow of the years, necessity in energy increases proportionally to the growth of the city, old technologies are replaced by the latest and requirements of the environmental protection grow stricter. Concerning this situation, reconstruction of the Tashkent thermoelectric power plant is an obvious necessity today.

Taking in attention its own researches and the results of the Public hearings on that topic, Uzbekenergo decided to start a reconstruction. Uzbekenergo plans to install more efficient and modern machinery that will get over the problem of low efficiency and decrease an emission of the CO2 into atmosphere.  {jcomments on}