Project Details
Power Supply Options Study
Summary:The World Bank undertook this study to assist the Government of Tajikistan in finding ways to overcome the current electricity shortages and establish a sound basis for meeting the growing electricity demand in Tajikistan, with a particular focus on the recurring winter shortages which amount to about 24% of winter demand.

The study explores a range of supply and demand alternatives (e.g., thermal, run-of-river hydro, other renewables, energy efficiency, demand management). The study excludes large hydropower plants with storage given their complexity and global experience that such projects are subject to delays.

Expected Outcome:The study focuses on multiple initiatives that can be started immediately and simultaneously, and will establish fundamental components of energy security for Tajikistan, namely: to moderate unsustainable demand growth, protect the current asset base, and remedy the thermal/hydro imbalance in the energy sector.
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Date Approved:2011
Expected Completion:2014
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:World Bank: $783,000
Links/Documents:Tajikistan’s Winter Energy Crisis: Electricity Supply and Demand Alternatives