Regional Cooperation on Increasing Cross-Border Energy Trading within the Central Asian Power System – Expansion of Membership in Central Asian Power System (Subproject 3)


The technical assistance (TA) will have the following outcome: regional energy trade and cooperation enhanced. The identified infrastructure projects, which are necessary for connection of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and other potential new electricity markets to Central Asian Power System (CAPS), will be submitted for endorsement of the CAPS governments at Central Asia United Power System Council Meeting. The implementation of these projects will contribute toward cross-border clean energy trade. Specifically, the subproject 3 outcome will contribute to the cluster TA outcome indicators (a) at least 11,000 million kilowatt-hours trade within CAPS annually (2017 baseline: 3,109 million kilowatt-hours) and (b) at least additional 5,587,560 tCO2 reduction in emission achieved (2017 baseline: 0).

Expected Outcome

Regional energy trade and cooperation enhanced

Expected Outputs

  • List of infrastructure investments for CAPS expansion identified
  • Alternate energy markets identified

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 0.5
Total 0.5