The price for 1 kWh of Tajik electricity supplied to Afghanistan increased by 3% YoY, to 4.59 cents last year, Mirzo Ismoilzoda, the head of Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national integrated power company), said.
The price increases in accordance with an agreement signed between power companies of the two countries.
This year Tajikistan will supply electricity to Afghanistan at the price of 4.72 centers for one kWh, Ismoilzoda added.
In 2016 Tajikistan supplied more than 1.3 billion kWh of electricity to Afghanistan, up by 138 million kWh YoY.
Tajikistan exported more than 1.4 billion kWh of electricity in 2016, or 8% of the overall volume of electrical power generated in the country.
Tajikistan has sufficient summer-time (defined as May 1 to September 30) hydropower surpluses to export to the neighboring countries, primarily to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Tajikistan mainly exports electricity generated by Sangtuda-1 and Sangtuda-2 hydroelectric power plants. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)