Voltalia to add 100MWh of storage to Uzbekistan solar asset & plans 1GWh battery complex

May 16, 2024

Voltalia has signed two new energy storage partnership agreements for the 126MW  Sarimay solar power plant in Uzbekistan.

The agreements mean that 50MW / 100MWh of battery storage will be added to the solar plant – which is now under construction – in addition to the creation of a 500MW / 1000 MWh battery complex.

Commissioning of the solar plant is scheduled for the second half of 2025. The project is financed by the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

Construction of the  50MW / 100MWh of battery storage is scheduled to start in 2024.

With regard to the 500MW / 1000 MWh battery complex, Voltalia has signed a memorandum of understanding for its development, financing, construction and maintenance.

Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia said: “The launch of work at Sarimay and the conclusion of an agreement for a new storage complex illustrate our commitment to strengthening our presence in Uzbekistan. These initiatives demonstrate our determination to play an important role in the country’s energy transformation, offering innovative solutions that support the decarbonization and stability of the country’s electricity infrastructure. Furthermore, by offering long-term sales contracts for major national and international storage projects, Uzbekistan offers the opportunity to accelerate Voltalia’s battery storage strategy, without being exposed to fluctuations of the electricity market prices.”