Project name Project Information Date Funded by Partners
Development an Action plan for the government on investment climate improvement in Small Hydro Power sector with Inter Ministerial Working Group (IMWG). Development of an “Action Plan on Improvement of the Investment Climate for SHP” (Action Plan) together with Inter Ministerial Working Group on Small Hydro Power Sector (SHP). Working Group has been established by decree of the Prime Minister to: Review existing barriers to commercial SHP development; Review foreign experience in promoting SHP; Prepare a regulatory action plan to improve the investment climate for SHP. “Action Plan on Improvement of the Investment Climate for SHP” (Action Plan) focusing on the following areas: Commercialization of SHP plants; feed-in tariff and grid access systems; tailored small-scale hydropower tax regime; predictable, transparent and easily accessible investment procedures; 2010-2012 MFA Norway
Econ Poyry – Norway
Norsk Energi – Norway

Sigragroup – Norway

OSCE Tajikistan

Small Hydropower Plants Assessment in Central Districts, Khatlon, GBAO, Sugd Review of current practices and the lessons learned from operation of the existing plants. 17 pilot SHP plants were assessed around Tajikistan (covering Khatlon, GBAO, Sugd, and Central Subordination Districts). Assessment included SHP plants technical condition, like type and age of turbines, actual energy generation, condition of power houses, etc. Based on the assessment, a set of recommendations were prepared on capacity improvement of plants with minimum investment. The results were presented to Ministry of Energy and Industry of RT and JSHC “Barki Tojik”. 2011 MFA Norway Norsk Energi – Norway
Informational Web Portal on Small Hydropower ( An objective of the project was to develop a dedicated SHP web portal for local stakeholders and potential investors. This portal is combines and provides easy access to: commercial information concerning production, consumption and prices; information on legislation and step-by-step investment procedures; basic information on SHP technology and cost parameters for construction and operation; information on potential sites for SHP development including status report for hydrological data. The Web Portal is also function as Tajhydro/SHPD’s web page and provides information on the company’ activities as well as the progress of the Tajik-Norwegian SHP Initiative. The web portal attempts to create a platform for interaction between interested stakeholders, including the expert community on issues concerning SHP development. 2011 MFA Norway Sigragroup – Norway
Pre-investment Facilitation of a Small Hydropower project at Half Kul–Seven Lakes, Sughd Oblast/Pre-feasibility study The objective of the project is conducting pre-feasibility study that includes assessment of geographical, hydrological and financial parameters of Seven Lakes, River Shink in Pyanjakent Region. The ultimate aim was to decide whether the existing technical potential and background situation are beneficial for successful development of commercial small hydropower plant, which should improve reliability and quality of electricity supply in the area. The key objectives of the Project are: to conduct a pre-feasibility study for further initiation of feasibility study; to develop a financial scheme of the potential project for potential investors; searching further financing of the project through Norwegian partners. 2011 MFA Norway Norsk Energi – Norway
Strengthening institutional capacity of local SHPP operator. Development of sustainability plan The objectives of the project are to support with startup of one of the key components of the project for RES based integrated rural development in Tajikistan. Housing and communal service (HCS) providing company as independent commercial organization should perform a range of tasks related to monitoring and maintenance issues of SHP plant “Nurofar” manage billing and payment schemes for energy consumption. Tajhydro assisted in the startup, successful operations set up and develop a sustainable energy production company. The ultimate aim was to develop a sustainability plan for HCS Company and support it on implementation of this plan. The key objectives of the project were to: Develop a sustainability plan for HCS Company; develop a local billing and payment tracking system and train management staff; develop a business plan; support HCS Company on elaborating legal documents during implementation of the project. 2011-2012 MFA Norway
UNDP Tajikistan
Identification of Base Tariff and Sustainability Plan for Compensation Fund In Tajikistan operates more than 200 SHP plants, but almost all of the plant belongs to the government. None of the plant was established based on private investment capital. Development of base tariff and compensation tariff that can cover the difference between commercial tariff and tariff for consumer is one of high priority in Action Plan on investment improvement. Base tariff is a first stage on development of Compensation Fund for future private and other producers of electricity. For development of BT, Tajhydro/Centre is planning to assess three categories of SHP plants around Tajikistan. During assessment all aspects need to be counted, as construction expenses, ability to transfer through main ETLs (electricity transmission lines), place, and finance report of the plants, consumers and other. 2012 OSCE N/A
Energy Audit at Talco Aluminum Company in Tajikistan The main objective of the assignment is to perform a plant-wide energy assessment of all major equipment and production lines with the following objectives: complete a comprehensive energy audit for the aluminum plant; identify energy, and in particular electric power, consumption related to all equipment, processes and sub-processes in the plant; Identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy saving benefits. Main tasks of Tajhydro are: Baseline Assessment of Energy Flows – Mapping of Energy Flows; Plant-Wide Energy Balances; Detailed Energy Audit – Instrumental measurements; Technical-Economic evaluations; Energy Efficiency Action Plan – Priorities for EE improvements; Develop EE Action Plan; 2012 World Bank Norsk Energi – Norway
ESCO “EnergoEngineering”
Site identification for pilot projects in Khatlon District Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an MOU with Ministry of Energy and Industry of Tajikistan on development of Small Hydro Power Sector through community development in Tajikistan. As inception phase JICA identified project implementation area, this is Khatlon District, where 9 potential sites were selected. Next phase of the project managed by NEWJEC Inc. is to identifying technical potential of selected sites and out of nine sites short list 3-4 technically viable sites for further implementation. Tajhydro/SHPD subcontracted by NewJec Inc. to perform as local technical expert company to fulfill these tasks: providing technical information; data gathering, analyzing collected data; developing recommendations; participating on meetings with NEWJEC Inc. representatives and energy sector stakeholders; providing translation of technical documentation; and interpretation during meetings. 2012-2013 JICA NewJec Inc., Japan
Potential Pilot Project Identification – Prefeasibility study in Anzon and Isfara Rivers The objective of the project is conducting pre-feasibility study that includes assessment of geographical, hydrological and financial parameters of Anzob and Lakkon Rivers in Sugd Region. The ultimate aim was to decide whether the existing technical potential and background situation are beneficial for successful development of commercial small hydropower plant, which should improve reliability and quality of electricity supply in the area. The key objectives of the Project are: to conduct a pre-feasibility study for further initiation of feasibility study; to develop a financial scheme of the potential project for potential investors; searching further financing of the project through international partners. 2012 MFA Norway Econ Poyry – Norway
Capacity Building for Association of Energy Consumers Conducting series of trainings and public hearings in Dashti Oburdon District, to increase and strengthen capacity of local Association of Energy Power Consumers. Main tasks are: Assist the local Association of Energy Power Consumers in “Dashti Oburdon” (AEPC) in elaborating legal and organizational documents for starting MHPP operation activities; conducting trainings for AEPC personnel; consult AEC on any relevant issues regarding operation and management of SHPP. 2012 GIZ N/A
Survey in Khatlon oblast on Solid Waste Management Solid Waste problem in many countries can include underdeveloped waste collection systems and inappropriate final disposal, both of which can cause environmental pollution and placing an additional burden for urban communities especially sanitarily. Moreover, recent levels of economic growth and the subsequent introduction of mass consumption lifestyles may aggravate these problems. Tajikistan is not the exception of the above trend, and particularly in urban areas, the problems can have been serious than before. In terms of better sanitation for the communities as well as the environmental concerns, processing wastes in proper manner in urban areas should help more sustainable and effective economic growth in Tajikistan. With this idea, JICA, through doing a survey, is planning to accurately assess the issues and needs for solid waste management sector in Tajikistan a id further to explore the optimal form of aid to the urban communities particularly in Khatlon Oblast. 2012 JICA N/A
Pre-feasibility Study in Haftkul site Two sites with potential production facilities, as consumers, were selected one in Pyanjekent and one Tabashar. The main scope of work involves the identification of most cost effective solution and includes: its location; power capacity; business model.

  • Assessment of the present situation
  • General information about project region
  • Baseline Analysis
  • Development and Comparison of Alternatives
  • Institutional and Organisational Issues
2013 IFC N/A
Feasibility Study on Solid Waste Management in Tursunzoda Research objective is carrying out situation assessment with a solid waste condition in Tursunzoda, main indicators definition characterizing a solid waste management and the policy, which is carried out by the central and local authorities in situation improvement.

The research will cover following tasks:

Statistical information collection on Tursunzoda city (demography, social composition – list mentioned in task 2 of TOR);

Quantitative and qualitative information collection on SWM status in Tursunzoda (including SWM service for population, number of service providing operators, technical condition of enterprises, financial status of enterprises (OZHKH and KZHKP), economic situation of service providing operator and etc.).

Analysis on policy of central and local governance on SWM;

Analysis of functions and responsibilities of the OZHKH and KZHKP;

Historical financial data collection and processing/converting into excel format (from local government (Khukumat), departments of finance, department utility services in Khukumat;

Legislation review (SWM, utility services, tariff structure, environment, etc.)

Technical data collection and processing (biological environment, protected area, emergency planning, socio-economic environment – list mentioned in task 2 of TOR);

Survey on Social and economic impact of Small Hydro Power plants in Rash Valley Conduct a social-economic impact assessment of small hydro power plants in Rasht Valley. The OSCE and the Implementing Partner will elaborate a study on the socio-economic impact of recent small hydropower development projects in Rasht Valley in order to identify effects and benefits of these activities to the local communities, highlight any improvements that need to be made to Tajikistan’s regulatory framework on hydropower development, and facilitate dialogue on economic development in Rasht Valley. 2013 OSCE N/A
“Enhancing Energy Security in Tagoba Jamoat – Assessment of the micro hydropower plant” The overall aim of the project is to contribute to energy security and energy rehabilitation in the Tagoba Jamoat through improved use of the water resources at the local level, and by promoting economic stability and prosperity to the local population.

Conduct an assessment of the operational status of the MHPP in Tagoba Jamoat, including a list of all existing equipments,

Prepare specifications for hydro-electrical equipment and additional goods and works needed to increase the capacity of the existing MHPP to approximately 50 KW on the basis of site visits and existing documents and in coordination with the State Agency for Energy Supervision (SAES) and relevant authorities,

Provide technical drawings as a part of the assessment, in relation to the specifications for hydro-electrical equipment and additional goods

Based on the assessment of additional goods and works needed (including necessary constructions works and spare parts to operate the MHPP with a capacity of approx. 50 KW) and the technical specifications for hydro-electrical equipment, provide a Bill of Quantities and Cost estimation to assess the financial requirements for upgrading the MHPP

2013 OSCE N/A
Project Development Services for Small Hydro Power Project


Work with industrial power consumers

Identify off-taker energy profile including power needs, product facilities, current supply, tariff level, etc.;

Discuss with senior firm management on the financial and technical implications of changing energy supply – either with a different provider or a different technology;

Participate in negotiation with senior firm management on the contents of a power purchase agreement including long term tariff levels, legal protections, etc;

Work with potential developers

Provide background on energy (particularly SHP) developers working or interested in Tajikistan including input suppliers, financiers, and owners/ operators. In addition, knowledge of energy sector projects being carried out in the private sector, or financed by IFIs, or funded/ implemented by donor agencies;

Participate in negotiations with developers to agree on a fee scale to be paid to IFC to compensate for upfront project development costs;

Support with project development

Prepare general materials and information related to private investment in the energy sector in Tajikistan including materials for presentations, events, analytical documents, etc. When appropriate participate in such events and/or provide peer review on analytical documents;

Prepare investment materials (presentations, pitch book, etc.) based on outcomes of pre-feasibility studies, or other project needs;

2014 IFC/WB N/A
TA 47017-001 TAJ: Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement (formerly Power Sector Development)


The main objective of the consultants assignment is to undertake technical, financial, economic, environmental and social due diligence and prepare a feasibility study to ensure ADB financing of the Project. The Project will be implemented using two turnkey contracts: one for installation of wholesale meters and billing system, and another for contraction of 220kV transmission line and substation expansion. 2015-2018 ADB AF-Mercados (Spain)
Energy Links The objective of Energy Links is to increase national energy security for countries in Central Asia. By

increasing transparent intra- and inter-regional energy trade, improving the legal and regulatory

framework and investment climate for the countries’ energy sectors, improving corporate governance,

operations and commercialization of the energy companies, and improving energy efficiency and demand

side management the countries of Central Asia will increase the sustainability of their energy sectors and

increase their ability to provide year-round, reliable power to their citizens.

For the purposes of conducting regional activities under the project, the region is defined as Kazakhstan,

Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan and Pakistan. The bilateral

aspects of this project focus on Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic because those countries are the most

energy insecure, but they also have potential to be major summer exporters of hydropower. The project

also targets Turkmenistan because it has potential to greatly increase year round energy exports both in

Central Asia and to Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond.

2015-2018 USAID Ecodit (USA)
Tajikistan: Capacity Building to Strengthen the Climate Resilience of Hydropower Assets and Operations In energy sector, changes in weather patterns and extreme conditions have several negative impacts to energy supply, oil and gas productions and power distribution, among other things. As such, the energy infrastructure in most Central Asian countries is highly sensitive to climate change impacts.

Especially this situation constitutes a major risk for Tajikistan which is highly vulnerable countries to the adverse impacts of global climate change, as it already suffers from low agricultural productivity, water stress, and high losses from disasters.

In the world, Tajikistan with its water resources is one of the largest countries with hydropower engineering capacity. Hydropower engineering resources of Tajikistan are unique because Tajikistan’s mountains and rivers provide it an estimated four percent of the world’s hydropower resources.

2016-2017 EBRD MWH (Turkey)