Pamir hydro in Tajikistan
The Pamir Hydro Plant harnesses Tajikistan’s natural water resources to provide clean, reliable energy to some 254,000 people, avoiding the need for costly, polluting diesel generators. The project is leveraging carbon finance to add two 7MW turbines to its run-of-river hydroelectric power station, which further contributes 94,000 MWh into the grid.
This project is protecting local forests, cutting carbon and re-invigorating the local economy. For the first time in 15 years, the region’s homes, schools, government administrative buildings and businesses have uninterrupted power. Previously, diesel generators often failed in winter. Output has increased to the extent that energy is now exported to 3,500 homes and businesses in neighbouring Afghanistan, with more exports planned in the future. The project is saving 50,000 tonnes of CO2annually, and employing nearly 900 people.