Project Details
Energy Needs Assessment
Summary:The Government of Tajikistan requested technical assistance from Asian Development Bank to develop the first stage of its energy-saving program.

The government's energy-saving program was to be implemented in two stages. During the first stage, to be implemented in 2002-2005, the activities focused on the identification of appropriate measures for promoting investments in energy conservation, energy tariff
reforms, and development of economic incentives for energy conservation.

Expected Outcome:The technical assistance (TA) was to
  • help the Government of Tajikistan strengthen the energy saving program in the power, natural gas, and district heating sectors;
  • make recommendations for strengthening institutional and regulatory frameworks for the supply and consumption of commercial energy, and reforming energy tariffs in respect of increasing the availability of affordable commercial energy for the poor;
  • identify the most effective energy-saving activities and projects in the power, gas, and district heating sectors to meet the government's target for increased energy efficiency;
  • recommend options for mobilizing the required investments for the development of such activities and projects, including the establishment of energy service companies;
  • assess the potential of using solar water heating
  • systems to provide hot water to residential, commercial, and industrial consumers; and
  • assess the potential for increased small-scale use of natural gas for distributed power generation and use in vehicles as compressed natural gas (CNG).

The executing agency for the TA was the Department of Energy.

Expected Outputs:
Date Approved:2002
Expected Completion:2003
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $600,000
Government of Uzbekistan: $260,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report