This Project aims to enhance the climate resilience of Tajikistan’s energy sector through a multilayered approach, with a specific focus on Sugd province. This will facilitate targeted interventions that will generate lessons and experience that could subsequently be transferred elsewhere in Tajikistan and beyond. The project scope will go far beyond current practice in the Tajik energy sector by enabling climate change impacts on energy infrastructure and energy security to be better understood and managed. The intention is to help Tajikistan move towards current best available practices in such as those used in OECD countries where climate resilience is beginning to be mainstreamed into energy sector planning and investment, including hydropower operations. This approach is fully in line with the objectives of the SPCR and supports the Government of Tajikistan’s strategic objectives of upgrading the country’s energy infrastructure, especially hydropower facilities. It addresses some of the most significant barriers to improving the climate resilience of the energy sector by supporting improved policy making and investment planning, building capacity and expertise in key institutions, and introducing best practice approaches.

There is a need for demonstration and initial market transformation in order to ensure the uptake of best practice technology and practices and to raise the capacity of responsible institutions and the energy industry more broadly to be able to implement modern regulations, including emerging best practice on climate resilience. This Project will pursue this by combination of investment, technical assistance and policy dialogue, building on EBRD existing engagement in energy sector upgrades and reforms and in close collaboration with other PPCR activities and IFI initiatives. The key partner in this project will be Barki Tojik, a Tajik electricity company that owns and manages most the country’s hydropower facilities.

This project summary is drawn from draft project proposals [such as the PAD, PID, SAR, and country investment plan] and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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EBRD signs its largest project in Tajikistan to date (July 25, 2014)

Project Details
Concept Note | Cover Note | Project Document | Proposed Decision | Workshop Report Annex I | Project Approval Request | MDB Preparation and Supervision Services (MPIS)

Approved on March 6, 2014 (Approved Decision
Approved amount(s):
USD 10.0 million (concessional finance)

Proposed Decision | Letter from EBRD
Approved on June 18, 2014 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 11 million (grant funding)
USD 175,000 (Second tranche)

Comments from the Trust Fund Committee:
Japan (February 26, 2014)  
United Kingdom (March 5, 2014)