Rational use of energy resources is a priority task
The electricity sector also plays an important role in improving the standard of living and well-being of the population, along with all spheres. It should be noted that the reason for the irrational use of electricity and the non-use of alternative energy sources is the lack of a classified approach.
Decree of the President of our country “On measures to ensure the rational use of energy resources” aims at eliminating the disadvantages encountered in the field and the introduction of new technologies.
According to the resolution, consumers, who produce burnt bricks, gypsum, cement and other products, as well as providing separate services (restaurants, cafes, etc.), pay for electricity with an attached capacity of up to 750 kVA and natural gas on the basis of increasing coefficients and tariffs, established by decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Consumers with an attached capacity of 750 kVA and higher make payments for electricity on a differentiated by zones day tariff. This procedure does not apply to budget organizations, pumping stations of farms and water users’ associations, as well as pumping stations financed from the State budget.
The legal basis for saving energy in Uzbekistan is enshrined in the law «On the rational use of energy». Currently, a draft law «On the use of renewable energy sources» is also being developed. In it, along with the use of renewable energy sources, special attention is also paid to the production and sale of electricity.
One of the priority tasks concerning all spheres of Uzbekistan's national economy is undoubtedly the prevention of abuses in the use of energy resources and the economical approach. The obsolete production facilities will be replaced with energy-saving technologies, and secondary processing projects will be promoted, and the use of alternative energy sources will be advertised.
Undoubtedly, the introduction of energy-saving technologies in our country will serve to further improve the life of our population.
Deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis
of the Republic of Uzbekistan, member of UzLiDeP faction