Municipal infrastructure programme in the republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic

Funded by: EBRD

Partners: Stantec/MWH
The overall objective of the Framework Assignment is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the Project by rendering assistance to the Company in the implementation of the Project, including design, all aspects of procurement and disbursement, and environmental and social (“E&S”) requirements, and in line with equality of opportunity principles.

With the involvement of the Consultant each Company will have access to the best practice in the implementation of the Project and procurement of works, as well as advice on specific technical issues including E&S requirements. The Consultant will provide assistance in procurement of works and goods completely in accordance with the procedures, specifications and documentation of the Bank and pursuant to all other agreements stipulated in the Loan Agreements signed between the Countries and EBRD.



Funded by: ADB

Partners: AF-Mercados
(i) Prepare a Feasibility Study including (but not limited to):
a. Review current situation of Frequency Control in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan.
b. Review the prospective Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Transmission Grids.
c. Review current situation of Scada in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan.
d. Analyze current Situation of Protection Relays Sets.
e. Analyze current Situation of Communication System.
f. Propose and evaluate alternative solutions and propose the most suitable from a technical and economical perspective.
g. Design of the Solution adopted, including implementation arraignments.
h. Develop Communication, Protection Relays and Scada technical requirements.
i. Prepare Costs estimates.
j. Conduct Financial Analysis
k. Conduct Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Measures.
(ii) Support the EA during the loan approval process
(iii) Prepare Draft Bidding Documents.
(iv) Asist Bidding Evaluation and Contract Negotiation


Tajikistan – Qairokkum Climate Resilience Upgrade Associated Technical Cooperation (TC): Improving Climate Resilience of Tajikistan’s Hydropower Sector – Development and delivery of a professional development curriculum

Funded by: EBRD

Partners: Stantec/MWH
Design of a professional development curriculum for climate resilient hydropower operations in Central Asia
This activity will involve the design of a structured curriculum for Barki Tojik, Tajik Hydromet and other relevant regional stakeholders to develop more advanced capabilities and technical skills related to climate risk management in hydropower operations. Building on the first phase capacity development programme, key themes will be identified to be developed into a full training curriculum, piloted, and transferred under activity A.2.
Curriculum content and structure
The consultant shall prepare a preliminary curriculum design plan describing the training content, the organization of the curriculum (structure, format, and sequencing), and the training methods to be used (including a description of the technical knowledge required by the trainers). It is expected that the curriculum should be self-contained, and provide beneficiaries will all the information, tools, data and guidelines that they need to apply the curriculum in their professional activities beyond the training.

It is anticipated that that the curriculum content shall be composed of discrete training modules. The topics covered in the first phase shall be included in the curriculum:
• Quality assuring hydro meteorological and reservoir data
• Accessing and applying open source hydro meteorological data
• Seasonal forecasting regional hydro climate and reservoir inflows
• Hydro climatic hazard forecasting for the energy sector
• Hydro meteorological data reconstruction and repair
• Understanding climate change
• Hydropower generation and climate change
• Electricity demand forecasting and climate change
• Climate change in hydropower planning and design
• Dam safety assessment
• Infrastructure vulnerability
• Adaptation and technology best practices to migrate


Power the Future

Funded by: USAID

Partners: Tetra Tech

  • Conduct national assessment of power sector policy, regulatory and technical framework with reference to RE and EE development;
  • Conduct legal, regulatory and technical review and provide analysis and recommendations on activities under PtF approved work plan;
  • Collect necessary background technical, operational, financial and environmental information related to EE potential in power generation as requested by PtF management;
  • Collect and analyze the current RE and EE data, information and databases availability in countries of program operation;
  • Provide analyses and support in establishment of RE Advisory Board and related activities;
  • Provide assistance in preparing and facilitating meetings under RE Advisory Board including necessary logistical support and woman engagement;
  • Identify training needs and partner institution and support in RE and EE capacity building trainings and workshops and other knowledge management activities;
  • Support in development and implementation of Knowledge Management Portal;
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, workshops and other meetings as needed;
  • Support other program activities as requested by COP, DCOP and Energy Technical Expert.


Regional Cooperation on Renewable Energy Integration to the Grid

Funded by: ADB

Partners: RTA EGIS (France)

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan (the region) increase intermittent renewable energy generation (solar and wind power generation) by providing training to transmission grid operators on modernized control techniques to address renewable energy intermittency and by analyzing regional cooperation arrangement options.

The TA findings will be disseminated to the countries at workshops and meetings mainly at CAREC-ESCC through a working committee, which will be established for this TA. The capacity building will be also provided to the working committee members, who will be composed of grid operators of the target countries.


Feasibility study of consumer metering and billing system to cover the entire country

Funded by: ADB

Partners: AF- Mercados (Spain)

Analyze the technology and functionalities of the advance metering system used in the Sugd project (financed by EBRD, EIB, EU IFCA), their effectiveness and replicability, assessment of whether those technically and financially (i.e. cost/benefit) correspond to the best practices available in the market and what are the lesson learned for the project.
– Review the completed World Bank funded Dushanbe loss reduction project and propose lesson learned, if any, in order to avoid the same mistakes;
– Review the results of the feasibility study funded by Kuwait Fund related to the energy loss project. Identify technical gaps, if any, and fill them in by visiting the necessary sites and follow-on research;
– Prepare detailed overview of the best practices available in the area of advance metering implemented worldwide, and their appropriateness for Tajikistan;
– Develop several options for different types of advance electricity metering taking into account the compatibility of different systems and technical solutions in metering automation. Set out various metering technology options that could be relevant for the Tajik electricity market



Energy Links

Funded by: USAID

Partners: Ecodit (USA)

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.


TA 47017-001 TAJ: Wholesale Metering and Transmission Reinforcement (formerly Power Sector Development)

Funded by: ADB

Partners: AF-Mercados (Spain)

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.


Project Development Services for Small Hydro Power Project

Funded by: IFC/WB

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;


Enhancing Energy Security in Tagoba Jamoat – Assessment of the micro hydropower plant

Funded by: OSCE

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

Survey on Social and economic impact of Small Hydro Power plants in Rash Valley

Funded by: OSCE

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.

Feasibility Study on Solid Waste Management in Tursunzoda

Funded by: EBRD

Partners: CEMI

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);


Pre-feasibility Study in Haftkul site

Funded by: IFC

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

Survey in Khatlon oblast on Solid Waste Management

Funded by: JICA

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.

Capacity Building for Association of Energy Consumers

Funded by: GIZ

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.

Potential Pilot Project Identification – Prefeasibility study in Anzon and Isfara Rivers

Funded by: MFA Norway

Partners: Econ Poyry – Norway

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.

Site identification for pilot projects in Khatlon District

Funded by: JICA

Partners: NewJec Inc., Japan

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.

Energy Audit at Talco Aluminum Company in Tajikistan

Funded by: World Bank

Partners: Norsk Energi – Norway. ESCO “EnergoEngineering

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;

Identification of Base Tariff and Sustainability Plan for Compensation Fund

Funded by: OSCE

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.


Strengthening institutional capacity of local SHPP operator. Development of sustainability plan


Funded by: MFA Norway. UNDP Tajikistan

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.

Pre-investment Facilitation of a Small Hydropower project at Half Kul–Seven Lakes, Sughd Oblast/Pre-feasibility study

Funded by: MFA Norway

Partners: Norsk Energi – Norway

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.

Informational Web Portal on Small Hydropower (www.tajhydro.tj)

Funded by: MFA Norway

Partners: Sigragroup – Norway

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.

Small Hydropower Plants Assessment in Central Districts, Khatlon, GBAO, Sugd

Funded by: MFA Norway

Partners: Norsk Energi – Norway

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”.


Development an Action plan for the government on investment climate improvement in Small Hydro Power sector with Inter Ministerial Working Group (IMWG).


Funded by: MFA Norway. OSCE

Partners: Econ Poyry – Norway. Norsk Energi – Norway. Sigragroup – Norway. OSCE Tajikistan

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 procedure