Government of Tajikistan Plans to Increase the Country’s Energy Capacity to 10,000 MW

6 января, 2022 13:55

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DUSHANBE, 06.01.2022 (NIAT Khovar) – The government of Tajikistan plans to increase the country’s energy capacity to 10,000 megawatts by 2030.

Currently 18 state investment projects in the amount of 16.6 billion somoni are being implemented toward achieving this goal, which contributes to an additional increase in the country’s energy capacity by 4,000 MW.

This goal will be achieved with the implementation of large projects for the construction and renovation of multiple energy facilities, such as the stations in Rogun, Norak, Sarband, and Kairokkum.

The relevant departments also note that they plan to utilize other types of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind.

A feasibility study is currently underway for three projects with a total capacity of 260 MW. According to preliminary estimates, these projects will be implemented within five years.

Tajikistan possesses huge reserves of hydropower resources, which are estimated to generate 527 billion kWh per year. Currently, only 4-5% of Tajikistan’s potential hydropower capacity is being utilized.

In terms of its hydropower potential, Tajikistan ranks second in the CIS after Russia and eighth in the world after China, Russia, US, Brazil, Zaire, India, and Canada. President Emomali Rahmon emphasized this on December 22 when he addressed the Supreme Assembly.

Approximately 95% of Tajikistan’s energy is supplied by hydropower. Its hydropower potential of Tajikistan is three times higher than the current consumption of electricity throughout Central Asia. With the efficient use of these resources, the region can be provided with inexpensive and environmentally friendly energy. The main hydropower potential is concentrated in the basins of Vakhsh, Panj, Amu-Darya, Syr-Darya, and Zaravshon rivers.

6 января, 2022 13:55

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