Vostok Capital holds a webinar “Hydropower in Central Asia and the Caspian: Implementation of Projects for the Construction and Modernization of HPPs”.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In anticipation of the 5th international congress and exhibition "Hydropower Central Asia and the Caspian Sea", which will be held on 17-18 February 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the British consulting company Vostok Capital held a webinar "Hydropower in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea: Implementation of Projects for the Construction and Modernization of Hydroelectric Power Plants”.
The relevance of the webinar takes into account the hydropower potential of the countries of the Caspian region and Central Asia. These countries have an installed hydropower capacity of over 75 GW and most of the potential is still not being used. Thus, the share of untapped hydropower resources in Georgia is 75%, Tajikistan - over 91%, Kyrgyzstan - 90%, Uzbekistan - over 76%.
At the same time, the hydropower production assets existing in the region were mainly commissioned during the Soviet years and are in need of modernization. Issues of further development of hydro resources, construction of new hydroelectric power plants and modernization, which exist among the priorities for the countries of the region. The successful solution of these tasks will ensure the energy, and hence economic, security and independence of the countries of the Caspian region and Central Asia.
To reveal aspects of hydropower development in the countries of Central Asia and the Caspian, industry experts were invited to speak at the webinar:
- Khasan Khasanov, Head of the department for work with international financial organizations, Uzbekhydroenergo
Presentation of the report on the topic: State and prospects for the development of hydropower in the Republic of Uzbekistan
- Arif Gashimov, Director of the Institute of Energy, Advisor to the President, Azerenergy
Presentation of the report on the topic: Integrated use of water resources of Azerbaijan: prospective construction of waterworks in the middle reaches of the river basin. Kura in the Azerbaijan Republic
- Evgeniya Georgievskaya, Science Director, Center for Design and Technological Innovations
Nikolay Georgievsky, General Director, Center for Design and Technological Innovations
Presentation of the report on the topic: Predictive analytics system for assessing the technical condition of a hydraulic unit
- Vasily Savin, Partner, Head of Investment and Capital Markets Department, KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Presentation of the report on the topic: Development of water and energy potential and the use of opportunities for cross-border trade in electricity in Central Asia and the Caspian region
During the webinar, participants discussed issues relevant to the hydropower industry, including forecasts and new opportunities for the growth of hydropower plants in Central Asia and the Caspian, the most promising projects for the construction and modernization of hydropower plants. We exchanged first-hand information on innovations and breakthrough solutions for the construction, modernization and development of hydropower.
At the end of the webinar, the moderator invited the participants to continue the discussion at the site of the 5th international congress and exhibition "Hydropower Central Asia and the Caspian", which will bring together more than 150 leaders of the hydropower industry of the Central Asian and Caspian regions.