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Armenian government toughens guidelines for construction of hydropower plants


An Armenian government session approved today a set of amendments to the Water Code, providing for tougher guidelines for the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP). Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Minister Erik Grigoryan said the amendments include the list of rivers, including those in which rare species of fish listed in the Red Book…

Uzbekistan intends to complete Tuyabuguz HPP by year-end


Uzbekistan plans to commission the Tuyabuguz hydro power plant (HPP) at the end of 2018, Uzbek media outlets reported quoting a source in Uzbekhydroenergo. The new HPP is built on the Tuyabuguz reservoir. Previously, here, the water for vegetation merged into the Akhangaran River, and after the introduction of the hydro power facility, it will…

EBRD and GCF to upgrade hydropower plant in Tajikistan


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have agreed to provide an $88m financing package to upgrade the Qairokkum hydropower plant (QHPP) and improve electricity supply in Tajikistan. The $88m financing package comprises of a $38m EBRD loan, a $27m GCF loan and a $23m GCF grant to state-owned…

Development of HPPs – Most Efficient Way to Replace Electricity Imports

Energy independence is of utmost importance for Georgia in terms of both its economic and political security. It is impossible to develop and strengthen the country without a strong energy system. The immense technical progress has led to higher demand for electricity all over the world and Georgia is no exception: the demand for electricity…

EBRD supports Tajikistan’s energy project


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations Green Climate Fund have provided Tajikistan with $88 million to complete the final stage of reconstruction of the Kayrakkum Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) and to ​​improve electricity supply in the country. “The funds will be spent on implementation of the second and final…

Turkey’s privatization of hydro assets continues with EBRD funding


A European Bank for Reconstruction and Development loan to Entek Elektrik Uretimi A.S. will see the company take control of a pair of previously state-owned hydropower facilities. Entek’s acquisition will include the 54-MW Kilavuzlu and 124-MW Menzelet — both located in the southeastern Kahramanmaras province — and are part of the Turkish government’s efforts to…

Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity


After months of diplomacy, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take the next step in resurrecting the Central Asian unified power grid. Tajikistan has begun supplying Uzbekistan with electricity, Tajik media reported this week. According to RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, locally known as Radio Ozodi, after a nine-year interruption, the energy trade across the Tajik-Uzbek border has resumed. Specifically,…

Uzbekistan may take part in construction of Rogun HPP


By Kamila Aliyeva Uzbekistan will consider participation in the construction of the Rogun hydro power plant (HPP). The possibility of Uzbekistan’s participation in the construction of the Rogun dam in Tajikistan is reflected in a joint statement by the presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Emomali Rahmon signed following the talks in Dushanbe….

President Ilham Aliyev: “Iran-Azerbaijan relations are at the highest level”


“Today’s meeting with President Rouhani is our 11th meeting over the past four years. This figure is an indicator of itself. I have visited Iran four times over the last four years, and this is the third visit of Mr. Hasan Ruhani to Azerbaijan. At the same time, we have met within the framework of…

EIB approves loan to fund hydropower project in Georgia

With its approval of a US$150 million loan, European Investment Bank (EIB) joins the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in financing the $1.1 billion 280-MW Nenskra hydropower project in Georgia. Earlier this month, HydroWorld.com reported EBRD committed a total of $230 million to the project and to…