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Tajikistan commissions Unit-2 of 3.6 GW Roghun hydropower project

11 Sep 2019

The second power generation unit of the 3,600 MW (6x600 MW) Roghun (Diga di Rogun) hydropower power plant was delivered into operation on the Vakhsh River, in Tajikistan. The power plant's first unit (600 MW) was commissioned in November 2018. When fully commisioned, the plant is expected to produce 17 TWh/year. The power plant is operated by OJSC Rogun and around US$3.9bn of investment will be required for the project.

The government of Tajikistan has been mobilising fund to renew and expand its power generation fleet. So far TJS7.6bn (US$785m) have been invested across 12 different power projects. The government has also allocated over TJS7.2bn (US$743m) for the reconstruction of the 126 MW Kairakkum hydropower plant.

During the period of independence of Tajikistan (in 1991), aournd 1.9 GW of capacity have benn put into operation, including the Sangtuda 1 1 2 hydropower plants, a number of small hydropower plants, the Roghun-1 unit and the the Dushanbe-2 cola-fired plant the startted power generation in 2014 and 2016.

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