Uzbekistan Energy Week - UEW 2025

13 - 15 May 2025, Uzexpocentre NEC, International Hotel Tashkent

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Russian Inter RAO may start supplying electricity to Uzbekistan in the autumn

The Russian energy company Inter RAO may start supplying electricity to Uzbekistan in the autumn. This was reported by TASS with reference to Alexander Panin, a member of the management Board and chairman of the supervisory Board of the company.

"Russian electricity is needed, it will be needed by autumn. And I think that by autumn, Kazakhstan's plans will be worked out more specifically, what volumes it could skip for the Uzbek energy system," she told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

In February, a representative of Inter RAO (the only electricity import-export operator in Russia) spoke about the study of the possibility of exporting electricity to Uzbekistan.

"The difficulty is that transit needs to be delivered through Kazakhstan, through the locked North—South section, through which supplies to Kyrgyzstan are already underway, it is difficult to allocate volumes to Uzbekistan," Alexandra Panina said.

During the visit of President Vladimir Putin to Tashkent, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Tsivilev said that Russia and Uzbekistan are actively negotiating to significantly increase the supply of not only gas, but also electricity. Volumes are still subject to negotiations.

At the same time, in May, Uzbek Energy Minister Zhurabek Mirzamakhmudov, in an interview with Uzreport TV, announced a reduction in the country's electricity imports by a quarter — from 4 to 3 billion kWh. According to him, the launch of solar and wind power plants and increasing the efficiency of thermal power plants have made it possible to cover the deficit and open up prospects for energy exports (green energy supplies to Europe are planned).

Currently, Uzbekistan imports electricity from Turkmenistan and in summer from Kyrgyzstan.

Inter RAO UES is an energy company founded in 1997. Inter RAO's initial specialization was international electricity trade.
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