Sustainable Energy for All: Tajikistan: Rapid assessment and gap analysis.
Tajikistan has one of the world’s largest hydropower potential. At present, hydropower provides more than 90% of the country’s energy demand. However, energy production from hydropower has a seasonal fluctuation in the country. The lowest trend in energy production is evident in autumn and winter period, when the country faces acute energy deficit and has to dramatically limited electricity supply that adversely affect economic development, especially in rural areas. In winter electricity is available only for up to 3 hours a day for rural population. Meanwhile, 70% of population living in rural areas uses only 9% (!) out of total energy use. Reliable energy supply is very critical to ensure the food security and economic development of the country.