Tajikistan: Community-based Rural Power Supply Project (formerly called Community-based Electricity Supply in Remote Areas)

Sovereign Project | 39029-012 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Tajikistan to improve quality of life during winter in the remote areas by improving utility services. The project is establishing a cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas.

Project Details

Project Officer
Mtchedlishvili, Levan G. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
  • Tajikistan
  • Grant
  • Energy
Project Name Community-based Rural Power Supply Project (formerly called Community-based Electricity Supply in Remote Areas)
Project Number 39029-012
Country Tajikistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9089-TAJ: Community-based Rural Power Supply Project (formerly called Community-based Electricity Supply in Remote Areas)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objective of the Project is to improve quality of life during winter in the remote rural project areas by improving utility services during the winter season. The outcome of the Project is to establish and prove sustainable and cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas. The expected outputs are (i) rehabilitation or upgrading of maximum six viable community-based energy organizations; (ii) implementation of maximum six pilot micro-hydropower projects each having about minimum 200 kilowatt capacity and strenghtening of distribution networks; (iii) supply of energy in pilot project areas, and (iv) greater awareness of energy saving in pilot project areas. Each micro-hydropower project would have a capacity of minimum 200 kW and would supply electricity to approximately 400 households.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project requires flexibility in developing the appropriate organizational mechanisms and community-accessible technology before its full scale expansion. The proposed activities require the close involvement of the local communities and officials in the villages. It would not be possible to organize such interfaces under a regular loan without first establishing a viable implementation model. The Project will demonstrate the effectiveness and sustainability of the community-based micro-hydropower system and provide the resources required to develop and adapt the concepts to Tajikistan circumstances to replicate the project impact on poverty reduction.
Impact Improved quality of life during winter in remote rural areas by improving electric supply services.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Establishment and provision of sustainable and cost-effective community-based micro-hydropower supply system in remote rural areas.
Progress Toward Outcome Physically completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The outputs will be (i) identification of six viable community-based energy organizations (CBOs); (ii) strengthening of distribution networks and rehabilitation or upgrading of a maximum of six pilot micro-hydropower projects, each with a minimum capacity of 200 kilowatt (kW); (iii) supplying energy in pilot project sites; and (iv) improving awareness of energy saving in the pilot project sites. Each micro-hydropower project will supply electricity to about 400 households.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project was closed on 30 November 2009. Works on both Lyangar MHP was Dijik MHP have been completed. Lyangar MHP commissioned successfully on 26 November 2009.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects IEE prepared for the MHP subprojects.
Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement involved in the project.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people involved in the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation was not conducted during project design since project sites were only identified during first phase of the project.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders were consulted on MHP development, tariff structure, MHP operation (including training), energy efficiency, etc.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The total input of international and domestic consultants will be 16 and 197 months, respectively.

1. Component A: Participatory Site Selection and Community Mobilization

International Consultant team: (person-months in parentheses)

(i) Hydropower specialist (team leader) 3 person-months; (ii) Economist - (0.75));

(iii) financial specialist - (0.5); (iv) environmental specialist - (0.5); (v) social development specialist - (1.25); and (vi) legal expert - (0.75)

Domestic Consultant:

(i) 2 civil engineers - (6 person-months total); (ii) 2 electro-mechanical engineers - (6 person-months total); (iii) one hydrologist engineer - (3); (iv) one geologist/geotechnical specialist - (3); (v) 2 power economists (6 person-months total); (vi) financial analyst (3); (vii) 2 environmental specialists (6 person-months total); (viii) lawyer (3); and (ix) 4 social development specialists (15 person-months total)

2. Component B: Capacity Building of Community-Based Organization (CBO) through establishment of Micro-Hydropower System

(i) hydropower specialist (team leader) (3 person-months); (ii) social development specialist (3)

The domestic consultants (total 132 person-months) will assist the international consultant in design, construction, and commissioning of the pilot projects

3. Component C: Energy Conservation Demonstration Project

(i) energy specialist (1 person-month) and (ii) energy conservation specialist (domestic consultant - 1 person-month)

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mtchedlishvili, Levan G.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
Mr. Pulod Mukhiddinov
6 Rudaki Avenue Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ministry of Energy and Industry
22 Rudaki Avenue, Dushanbe 734012
Republic of Tajikistan


Concept Clearance 11 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 07 Oct 2005 to 15 Oct 2005
Approval 15 Mar 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Mar 2006
Last PDS Update 28 Feb 2011

Grant 9089-TAJ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Mar 2006 23 May 2006 23 May 2006 31 Jul 2007 30 Nov 2009 31 May 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Mar 2006 0.00 1.84 92%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 15 Mar 2006 0.00 1.84 92%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Community-Based Rural Power Supply Project: Implementation Completion Memorandum Implementation Completion Memorandum Sep 2016
Community-Based Rural Power Supply Project Grant Assistance Reports Feb 2006

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