Renewable Energy Trip 2018

Results of the Educational Trip within the Renewable Energy Project in Central Asia

Dates: 31 May to 1 June 2018



Renewable energy, referred to as “The Future Energy”, is already turning into “The Energy of Now”. 2016 was a critical year when the cost of producing energy from renewable sources reached the same level as that from fossil fuels. All Central Asian countries have adopted specific programmes to promote renewable energy, including the construction of five solar power plants of more than 100 MW over the next decade in Uzbekistan, the implementation of 190 small hydropower plants in Tajikistan and the promotion of wind and solar energy production in Kazakhstan.


Outdated power grid infrastructure and insufficient electricity production have left thousands of people without a reliable electricity supply. Therefore, small hydropower plants, small photovoltaic panels and small wind turbines can also provide sufficient and stable energy supply for these people. However, the share of renewable energy sources remains very limited. Thus, along with examining the technical aspects of renewable energy deployment, we will look at various aspects of energy management in the four countries.


Project Objective:

Educational trip on renewable energy in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan) is a unique opportunity to study existing facilities for alternative energy sources. The visit to RE facilities helped students to visually investigate the features of power plants, technical and technological characteristics, schemes of connection to the energy system, existing problems and possible ways of their solution, and further to use the data obtained in their research papers.


Research questions of the project: for a qualitative study of RE facilities, students are recommended to study the following issues:

  1. Generated power;
  2. Technical and technological characteristics of the plant;
  3. Electricity generation depending on weather conditions and environment;
  4. Scheme of connection to the energy system;
  5. Using innovative technologies;
  6. Consumers of electricity from RE facility;
  7. Legal and regulatory frameworks.


Topics for research papers:

  1. Analysis of factors influencing the performance of RES facilities;
  2. Smart technologies of autonomous energy supply based on RES;
  3. Ways to solve storage and accumulation of electric energy of RE objects;
  4. Prediction of productivity (generation) of RE objects depending on weather factors;
  5. Modeling of RE objects operation in electrical system integration;
  6. Analysis of capacity flows when connecting RE facilities into the electrical system;
  7. Problems and ways of its solution in development of RE facilities in CA;
  8. Possibility of application of accumulating plant: small hydro power plant - wind power plant - solar power plant for peak load maintenance;
  9. Analysis of energy security and renewable energy policy in CA;
  10. Analysis of the operation of the generation capacity of the RE facility before and after connection to the grid.



One of the objectives of this project was to create interactive lectures on topics related to the sites visited. According to the presented topics, the aims and objectives of each interactive lecture were outlined. The content of the lecture was discussed according to the aims and objectives before the visit. The interactive lecture consists of the following elements: slides, video, photo, audio and lecturer's text. Before the trip, a plan, a list of tasks and persons responsible for certain elements of the interactive lecture are created. After the trip, the interactive lectures are compiled based on the prepared materials using specialized software.


For more information, please, contact:

Alexey Kobzev, Project Manager for Renewable Energy and Climate Change, DKU,