Power grid linking Sangtuda-1
DUSHANBE, November 4, 2009, Asia-Plus -- A 220 kilovolt double circuit transmission line that will link the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power plant (HPP) on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River to the border town of Sherkan Bandar, then to Kunduz, Baglad, Pul-e-Khumri and, ultimately, Kabul in Afghanistan is expected to be put into operation in May 2010, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industries, Poulod Muhiddinov said.
According to him, construction of the power grid
in the Tajik territory is in full swing, while in
Specialists have already determined places for power transmission poles and 420 poles will be installed from the Sangtuda-1 HPP to Nizhny Panj, he noted.
We will recall that Tajikistan Afghanistan on
The project that provides for construction of the 220 kilovolt double circuit transmission line linking the hydropower stations on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River to Afghanistan also includes new investments and upgrading in Tajikistan that will help reduce the winter power deficit by boosting the available level of generation and decreasing technical losses in the south of the country resulting in an additional 320 gigawatt-hours annually.
The total net economic benefits of regional cooperation of the project are estimated to be $114 million, split fairly evenly between the two countries.
ADB's loans - $21.5 million to