DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, February 1. The speedy
financial progress of the nation and the impacts of local weather change
are the primary causes for restrictions on supplying electrical energy to
the inhabitants, Tajikistan’s Minister of Energy and Water
Resources, Daler Juma, mentioned throughout a press convention, Trend
“The main motive is the nation’s financial growth, whose
progress amounted to eight.3 % in 2023. Nearly all socio-economic
sectors are progressing, and the demand for electrical energy is
growing,” defined the minister.
He talked about that one other issue is local weather change, which has
diminished water influx into the nation’s rivers in recent times. The
minister highlighted that the precipitation quantity within the present
autumn-winter season has decreased by nearly 95 % in comparison with
the identical interval in 2022–2023.
The minister famous that this has adversely affected the water
influx within the Vakhsh river, the place a lot of the nation’s energy
services are positioned. About 95 % of the electrical energy is
generated by hydropower vegetation, with the remaining portion coming
from thermal and photo voltaic stations in smaller capacities.
In rural areas, the place roughly 70 % of the nation’s
inhabitants resides, electrical energy has been offered in restricted
portions since September 20 of final 12 months. People in these areas
obtain electrical energy for 3 hours within the morning and 5 hours within the
Moreover, Tajikistan elevated electrical energy tariffs beginning
January 1, 2024. Consumers now pay 30.75 dirams ($0.028) per
kilowatt-hour, which is 16 % greater than earlier than.