The Karakalpakstan 1500 MW Wind + BESS project is a greenfield Independent Power Project IPP that is developed by ACWA Power in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
ACWA Power and the JSC National Electrical Grid of Uzbekistan signed the binding Heads of Terms for the development/construction/operation of a 1500 MW onshore wind power plant including a battery energy storage system (“BESS”). JSC National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan shall act as the sole off-taker for the project under a 25 year PPA.
The project will be located in the Karakalpakstan region in the north-west of Uzbekistan, and will be developed as a ‘Build, Own, Operate, Transfer’ project. ACWA Power will take the lead in developing, financing, constructing, engineering, operating and maintaining the plant.