UNDP Launches Small Hydropower Project in Tajikistan

UNDP9 August 2012: The Energy and Environment Programme of the UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched the “Technology Transfer and Market Development for Small Hydropower in Tajikistan” project, which aims to accelerate small-scale hydropower (SHP) generation through capacity building, supportive legal and regulatory frameworks and sustainable delivery models.

This SHP project will also contribute to socio-economic development and climate change mitigation. Over its lifetime, the SHP plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 273 kilotons as well as approximately 819-4952 kilotons of indirect carbon dioxide emissions. UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have provided US$ 3.13 million in support for the project, which is expected to run from March 2012 to December 2015. [Press Release]