Project Details
Small Hydro Power Development
Country:Kyrgyz Republic
Sector:Energy
Summary:The project focused on acceleration of sustainable small hydropower (SHP) electricity generation in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Expected Outcome:
  • Streamlined and comprehensive market-oriented energy policy and legal/regulatory framework for small hydropower development
  • Capacity available within Directorate of Small and Medium-Scale Power Projects to evaluate the economic and financial viability of small hydropower projects and within the Ministry of the Energy and Industry's Renewable Energy Unit to monitor and enforce regulations related to SHP
  • Capacity available to assess hydrological resources, design, evaluate and implement projects, and provide maintenance and repair services
  • Full feasibility and technical design studies for five small hydropower sites followed by construction of power stations
  • Outreach program and dissemination of project experience/best practices/lessons learned for replication throughout the country
Expected Outputs:
Date Approved:2008
Status:Ongoing
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:United Nations Development Programme: $100,000
Global Environment Facility: $950,000
Links/Documents:Small Hydro Power Development: Global Challenges, National Problems and Solutions