Cross-Border Electricity Trading for Tajikistan
The International Energy Agency (IEA) completed this report, Cross-Border Electricity
Trading for Tajikistan, as part of the EU4Energy programme, a five-year initiative
funded by the European Union. The programme aims to support the development of evidence-based
energy policy design and data capabilities within the countries of the Eastern Partnership
and Central Asia.
The central purpose of this report is to guide policy making at all levels to facilitate
effective cross-border integration of electricity markets to the benefit of Tajikistan
as well as the region. This report can serve as a roadmap to support the Tajikistan’s
National Development Strategy for 2030, which includes goals to export at least 10
TWh of its hydropower generation and to undertake reforms to improve the performance
and sustainability of its power sector.
Cross-border electricity trading can bring many benefits in terms of optimising resource
allocation among the countries involved. The availability of generation technologies,
geography, socio-economic factors, and political agreements will determine the potential
for cross-border electricity trading that countries could develop and subsequently
the benefits that could be achieved. Therefore, the focus of this roadmap is to assess
the feasibility and extent of electricity trade with Tajikistan’s neighbours and to
lay out policy requirements for implementation. As the focus here is Tajikistan, the
recommendations are based on the Tajik context.
Published on November 16, 2021