Uch-Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project


The proposed project will replace ageing electrical and mechanical equipment for power generation and transmission at the Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant (HPP) in the Naryn River cascade, and undertake silt and sedimentation removal which hinders the proper operation of hydromechanical equipment of the HPP. This will (i) increase the availability of clean hydropower for domestic use and potential export to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, (ii) enhance the integrity of hydromechanical structures and, ensure safe and optimal reservoir operation, and (iii) contribute to multiyear water supply management from the Naryn River cascade, which is essential for downstream agriculture mainly in Uzbekistan

Expected Outcome

Hydropower generation from Naryn River cascade improved

Expected Outputs

  • Uch Kurgan HPP facility modernized
  • EPP's commitment to operational sustainability and diversity reinforced

Project Types

Grant, Loan


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 60 Loan
Asian Development Bank 40 Grant
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 15
Total 115