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July 3, 2017

Signing of Grant Agreement with Tajikistan: Providing support for substation improvements to improve the power supply in the capital

On June 30, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement (G/A) with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in Dushanbe to provide grant aid of up to 2.19 billion yen for the Project for Improvement of Substations in Dushanbe.

The project will improve the substation facilities in Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan, to stabilize the supply of power, thereby contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development.

Tajikistan depends on hydroelectricity for approximately 90 percent of the total power capacity produced domestically, but the hydroelectric power generation output drops in winter to about 70 percent of that in summer due to the freezing of riverbeds and a reduced water flow. In contrast to this drop in the power supply, the demand for power increases rapidly in winter due to the use of heaters and furnaces, resulting in many power shortages in Dushanbe particularly in winter.

Most of the power distribution facilities in the country, including substations, have not been updated since the Soviet Union period to meet the rise in the demand for power. As the equipment has deteriorated over time, it has become more difficult to find repair parts. Moreover, when the demand for power increases to the point that the load exceeds the design standard, the equipment goes into an emergency shutdown, a frequent occurrence that causes power outages. The age and inadequate number of substations are thus hindering the stable supply of power.

This project will improve existing aging substations and provide new substations in areas where the demand for power is rising rapidly, and by doing so, the project is expected to stabilize the power supply.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Tajikistan
Project title The Project for Improvement of Substations in Dushanbe
Planned implementation period 23 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Barki Tojik
Target region, facilities Promishlennaya and Radiostansia substations
Specific project details (provisional) 1. Facility improvements, equipment procurement
Facilities: cables, control rooms
Equipment: transformers, circuit breakers, disconnectors, instrument transformers, device control panels, other
2. Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction supervision


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