Strategic Planning for Small Hydropower Development, Kyrgyz Republic

The projects financed by EBRD aimed at developing a strategy for the small to medium sized hydropower sector, assist in setting up a conducive tariff policy and regulatory framework, review and advise on financing options as well as to conduct feasibility studies for four small to medium sized hydropower projects in the country.

Main Data

  • 20 MW Orto-Tokoysk HPP
  • 7.7 MW Oi-Alma HPP
  • 1.5 MW Solokunsk 5 HPP
  • 3 MW Tortgulsk HPP

Client

Mercados EMI

Consultant

IM Engineering Belgium

Construction period

10/2009–02/2010

Construction costs

USD 400,000

Scope of services

  • Assessment of capacity of Kyrgyz banking and financial institutions to finance renewable energy projects
  • Investment modality options for small to medium-sized hydropower development
  • Viable financing framework options including credit line and co-financing
  • Proposed selection criteria for public sector projects, pure private projects (BOT, BLT, and other project finance schemes) and PPP projects
  • Identified breakeven off-take price for private and PPP projects
  • Identified other possible revenue streams like carbon credits
  • Estimated capacity resulting from different feed-in tariff level assumptions
  • Estimated effect of integration of small to medium-sized hydropower on end-user tariffs and overall tariff affordability
  • Assessed affordability level of electricity end users and developed mechanism to determine ability of consumers to pay the premium to hydropower energy
Strategic Planning for Small Hydropower Development, Kyrgyz Republic
Strategic Planning for Small Hydropower Development, Kyrgyz Republic
Strategic Planning for Small Hydropower Development, Kyrgyz Republic