Plan to Supply Hydropower to Four Asian Countries

THE Government of Tajikistan intends to develop an electricity transmission line to supply hydropower to span four countries.

The ‘Central Asia-South Asia’ (CASA 1000) project, will supply hydropower to Tajikistan itself, but also to the Kyrgyz Republic along with exporting green energy to power hungry Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Tajikistan Government and the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the financing of CASA 1000.
Other international financial institutions and donors are also involved with the project, including the World Bank and the European Investment Bank.

Before the EBRD will provide the financing package reform of Tajikistan’s state-owned energy company, Barki Tojik, must take place As part of its modernization, the company must set out third-party access rules for the transmission line and an independent energy regulator will be established.
Previously, as part of its aim to improve the electricity sector in Tajikistan, the EBRD arranged a financing package of $75 million for modernisation of the Qairokkum Hydropower Plant in the north. The project will include an innovative climate resilience mechanism.

Source and picture of the Qairokkum Hydropower Plant from EBRD.

Monday 18th May 2015

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