Energy Links

Funded by: USAID

Partners: Ecodit (USA)

Date: 2015-2017

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, The 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 the potential to be major summer exporters of hydropower.

The project  also, targets Turkmenistan because it has the potential to greatly increase year-round energy exports both in Central Asia and to Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond.