The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Investment and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the support of the EBRD and the Government of Japan, commissioned a consortium of international experts (Corporate Solutions, Tractebel, and Guidehouse) to develop a roadmap exploring the feasibility of a carbon neutral electricity generation sector in Uzbekistan by 2050.
The Republic of Uzbekistan is committed to climate action in the context of its contribution to the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. The electricity generation sector is the backbone of the economy and represents a large share of the country’s Green House Gas emissions. As such, the decarbonisation of electricity generation will play a critical role in enabling Uzbekistan’s climate objectives. The Republic of Uzbekistan already outlined an ambitious renewable energy development program in the Ministry of Energy’s Concept for 2020-2030.
The report sets a Carbon Neutrality roadmap for Uzbekistan’s electricity generation sector building on the findings of the Ministry of Energy’s Concept for 2020-2030 and expending the analysis to 2050. The roadmap provides insights on the policies, technologies, and investments necessary to achieve a carbon neutral electricity generation sector by 2050. It leverages advanced energy system modelling and scenario analysis tools and explores more than ten possible future development pathways for Uzbekistan’s electricity generation sector targeting an optimal roadmap.
The key conclusion of the report is that Uzbekistan’s transition to a carbon neutral electricity sector by 2050 is both technically and economically feasible. It validates the trajectory set by the Ministry of Energy’s Concept for 2020-2030 and comforts the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan in its ability to be a climate action champion in Central Asia and beyond while sustaining a strong economic growth. Summary of the report - “A Carbon Neutral Electricity Sector in Uzbekistan. Summary for Policymakers” can be found here.