Regional Power Sector Masterplan
The regional power sector master plan aims to identify and propose technical solutions to the bottlenecks which constrain the electricity flow for cross border trade. The projects identified under the master plan will increase energy security, energy efficiency and trade by optimizing integrated transmission and generation expansion between the four Central Asian republics (CARs) – i.e. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The master plan will study the integrated development of the regional power system and identify long-term solutions to balancing demand and supply, taking into account current assets, demand projections, and trade opportunities. The study will address policy measures to promote security and efficiency.
- Demand forecast: analysis of the existing demand, including unmet demand, and produce updated 20-year country projections for high, low, and base case growth scenarios;
- Assessment of existing assets: assess the condition of the existing generation and transmission assets;
- Assessment of ongoing projects: review and assess construction and rehabilitation projects planned for individual countries and regionally;
- Identification of alternatives: identify alternatives including RE options and efficient use of power including load management and other demand side management measures;
- Assessment of existing and planned regional projects;
- Strategic environmental and social assessment;
- Support preparation of a regional power sector master plan;
- Support preparation of investment plan: prepare an updated 10-year investment plan for justified projects;
- Assessment of trading arrangements: assess the adequacy of existing regional energy trading arrangements;
- Develop concept for the regional wholesale electricity and power market including recommendations related to creation of potential Regional Market and Technical Operators.