“It is still premature to speak about introduction
electricity rationing”, says Barqi Tojik spokesman
DUSHANBE, September 29 (Asia-Plus).
It is still premature to speak about introduction of electricity rationing in
the country this year, Nozirjon Yodgori,
a spokesman for Barqi Tojik
power holding, said in an interview with Asia-Plus. According to him, separate
rotational power cutoffs rotational that have been reported in some regions of
the country are connected with repairs to the electricity transmission lines.
“This year, the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant (HPP) and some 35 small
hydropower plants have been introduced into operation in the country as well as
enough volumes of water have been filled up in the reservoir of the Norak HPP,” said the spokesman, “Therefore, it is still
premature to speak about the introduction of electricity rationing in
Tajikistan. However, even if the electricity rationing is introduced this
year it will be smoother compared to last year.”
We will recall that last year, electricity rationing was introduced in Tajikistan
on September 1 resulting in the supply of daily electricity being reduced to
Electricity rationing is introduced in all regions of the country except the
and seeks to curb the country’s rising electricity consumption. The
rationing is usually introduced in October and lasts through April of the next
year. In addition to curbing rising consumption, the measure also stems
from a decline in the water levels in the reservoirs powering the main HPPs.