Regional Cooperation on Increasing Cross-Border Energy Trading within the Central Asian Power System


The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) cluster will support an increase in regional power trade among Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan by (i) modernizing the coordinating dispatch center (CDC) Energiya, which coordinates power flow between the national electricity grids of the Central Asian power system (CAPS), to enhance its technical capacity; (ii) identifying the technical obstacles to power trade for CAPS, and proposing and coordinating solutions to overcome them for each country; and (iii) supporting the expansion of CAPS membership and seeking new markets

Expected Outcome

Cross-border clean energy trade increased using high-level technology by CDC Energiya

Expected Outputs

  • CDC Energiya modernized, capacitated, and engendered
  • Solutions to the bottlenecks to regional power trade provided
  • Membership in CAPS expanded

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 1.5 Technical Assistance Special Fund
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund 0.5
Clean Energy Fund 1 under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility
Asian Development Bank 0.5 Supplementary - Technical Assistance Special Fund
High-Level Technology Fund 1
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund 0.45
Asian Development Bank 0.3 Technical Assistance Special Fund
Other Fund Sources 2 Cofinancing
Total 7.25