Capital injection to boost Tajikistan’s hydropower

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is allocating a $136m grant to enable an increase in renewable energy supply by refurbishing electric and mechanical equipment for power generation and transmission at the Golovnaya Hydropower Plant.

The Government of Tajikistan will also contribute funding of $34m towards the project.

The hydropower plant situated 80 KM south of the capital Dushanbe has an installed generation capacity is 240 MW, and is the fourth largest hydropower plant in the country.
“Most of the physical assets in the energy sector in Tajikistan were constructed during the Soviet era and need urgent rehabilitation and technological upgrade,” C.C. Yu, ADB’s Country Director for Tajikistan told Energy Business Review. “ADB’s primary focus is to help improve the performance of the sector by rehabilitating physical infrastructure and helping reform the sector to make it more commercially viable.”

Following refurbishment it is expected that the plant capacity will increase from 240 MW to 252 MW.

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