|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.|
|Funding Type:||Technical Assistance|
|Funding Amount:||World Bank: $783,000|
|Links/Documents:||Tajikistan’s Winter Energy Crisis: Electricity Supply and Demand Alternatives|