Chinese investment in electrochemical energy storage facility breaks ground in Uzbekistan

By Tawney Kruger in Tashkent April 10, 2024

China's largest overseas investment in a single-unit electrochemical energy storage initiative has broken ground in Angren, Uzbekistan. The Rochi Energy Storage Project was announced by China Energy Construction Group, CGTN has reported.

Located on a six-hectare site, the storage infrastructure will be a first-of-its-kind in Uzbekistan. Using lithium iron phosphate batteries, it will boast a power configuration of 150 MW and a battery energy storage capacity of 300 MWh.

Slated for commercial operation by December 2024, the project is expected to contribute 2.19bn kWh of regulation capacity.

Uzbekistan’s power grid is notoriously unstable.

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