NEWS AND EVENTS
June 28, 2013
1,297 items of equipment will be replaced in 2014-2018
Uzbekistan is to take a range of measures to introduce energy saving technologies and equipment in the water sector.
Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources together with the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance and Uzbekenergo Company made an inventory of pumping equipment at pumping stations of water management organizations throughout the country. As a result, 3,944 electric motors of pumping stations were acknowledged as morally and physically outdated and subject to change, and another 1,297 units require replacement as a priority. Experts estimate that today the obsolete electric motors at pumping stations consume about 10-15% more energy than modern energy-saving equipment.
In order to change the situation in the country a coordinating working group was formed to ensure the implementation of comprehensive measures on the upgrade of the pumping equipment and the rational use of energy by water management organizations of the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources for the period 2014 - 2018 years. In general, it is projected to replace 1,297 pieces of equipment over the indicated period.
Particular attention will be paid to the use of alternative energy sources. It is scheduled to introduce renewable energy sources for power supply at electric auxiliary pump stations, as well as to organize demonstration grounds on their use in the water resources management of water facilities.
Such an intent attention to the upgrade of water economy is reasonable. Agricultural sector in Uzbekistan ensures food security of the country, and also makes new currency reserves through exports of agricultural products and their processing in neighboring countries. Introduction of modern equipment and technology will not just reduce energy consumption, but also raise the efficiency of the pumping stations, and therefore the water supply to consumers.
(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)