Pamir Private Power Project II

Projet terminé

In July 2011 the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO approved the financing of a Phase II project comprising a more targeted lifeline subsidy scheme benefitting the poor (2012 - 2014) and the early completion of the ongoing metering programme (pre-requisite for the efficient and equitable operation of such a subsidy scheme). The implementation of the project will be entrusted to PamirEnergy (PE) and the International Development Association IDA (subsidy scheme mechanism). The implementation of both project components will be monitored and supervised by two SECO-financed Swiss consultants. The SECO grant supports the further consolidation of PamirEnergy as an electricity company, the reform of the tariff and subsidy system and helps to secure the sustainability of past donor investments, including the initial SECO subsidy contribution. Pamir Private Power Project I (USD 31.4 million), was developed by the International Finance Corporation IFC, IDA and the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) with financial support of SECO (USD 5 million for tariff subsidies) in 2003. It covers the completion and rehabilitation of various hydropower plants, the rehabilitation of the transmission system and the management of the power utility of the Gorno-Badakshan Autonomous Oblast. The activities of the project are covered under a 25-year concession contract between the Government of Tajikistan (GoT) and the newly established private company PamirEnergy (PE). This company is owned by AKFED (70%) and IFC (30%), who finance the major portion of the project. The Concession Agreement was put into force on 1 December 2002 and PE has operated the power utility ever since.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Croissance respectueuse du climat
01.03.2011 - 31.12.2017
CHF 12'852'500
Contexte On July 16, 2015, mudflows triggered by glacial melt amid abnormally hot weather destroyed 75 houses in the villages of Barsem and Kholkhozobod in the Shugnan district of GBAO, damaged road infrastructure and interrupted power transmission from the Pamir 1 Hydro-power Plant (HPP) to Khorog city and its surroundings. Two 35kV transmission lines and one 10 kV distribution line have been damaged. As a consequence, over 74% of population in GBAO had been without electricity for several days. Barsem and Kholkhozobod’s population have been evacuated to a temporary camp. ted transmission line and ener-gy transmission was restored with partial capacity (40% of Pamir 1 HPP’s 28 MW). These provisional measures can only be a short-term remedy due to two reasons: • The capacity of the provisionally erected transmission lines are not sufficient to ensure electricity supply during the winter. Khorog and the surrounding villages rely on electric heating in winter during which temperatures may fall to -50C. • The provisionally erected transmission lines stand on land which is highly likely to be affected by avalanches during winter. SECO decided to make available USD 625,000 as Early Recovery assistance, including the rehabilitation of the power line between Khorog and Khorog HPP as well as strengthening PE's capacity in DRR.
Objectifs Restore power transmission between Pamir I HPP and Khorog before onset of winter 2015. Increase DRR-capacity of Pamir Energy.
Effets à moyen terme Energy transmission between Pamir I HPP and Khorog city restored. Pamir Energy better able to reduce risks linked to natural disasters and respond to them effectively when they occur.

Principaux résultats attendus:   Transmission line between Khorog and Pamir I HPP built.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • International Development Agency

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   12'852'500 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   106'500'000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.03.2011 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)