Interfax cited Mr Vagit Alekperov President of Russian oil major Lukoil as saying that the company plans to build a solar powered generating facility in Uzbekistan.
He said that the company the government of Uzbekistan and the Asian Development Bank are working on the facility design now. He added that "The first line will be 100 mWt and in the future 1 gWt."
Mr Alekperov said Lukoil has begun building a solar powered generating facility in Bulgaria and plans to start building wind farms in Bulgaria and Romania this year. He said that "Unfortunately, Russia has not enacted law that would stimulate the development of alternative energy."
As reported, Lukoil and Siemens AG inked in June a three-year strategic cooperation agreement that will be implemented in the building and reconstruction of facilities, distribution installations and substations of all types. The partners also intend to work together on power projects based on renewable sources of energy, particularly power units of up to 25 mWt for the construction of small hydropower stations and the delivery of equipment for wind farms.
The agreement also involves the implementation of joint projects in the utilization of associated gas, the automation and safety of power facilities and increasing energy efficiency and conservation. The partners intend to operate not only in Russia, but also in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.