Energy Needs Assessment


The Government of Uzbekista 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

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 0.6
Government of Uzbekistan 0.26
Total 0.86