Small Hydro Power Development


The project focused on acceleration of sustainable small hydropower (SHP) electricity generation in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Expected Outcome

  • Streamlined and comprehensive market-oriented energy policy and legal/regulatory framework for small hydropower development
  • Capacity available within Directorate of Small and Medium-Scale Power Projects to evaluate the economic and financial viability of small hydropower projects and within the Ministry of the Energy and Industry’s Renewable Energy Unit to monitor and enforce regulations related to SHP
  • Capacity available to assess hydrological resources, design, evaluate and implement projects, and provide maintenance and repair  services
  • Full feasibility and technical design studies for five small hydropower sites followed by construction of power stations
  • Outreach program and dissemination of project experience/best practices/lessons learned for replication throughout the country

Expected Outputs

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
United Nations Development Programme 0.1
Global Environment Facility 0.95
Total 1.05