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Tajikistan Launches Second Unit of Rogun hydropower plant

Power News - Published on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

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President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has officially launched the second unit of the Rogun hydropower plant. Speaking at the ceremony on September 9, Mr Rahmon congratulated all citizens of the country on this historic event. The president said that the power plant is being built in accordance with the international norms and safety standards, using the latest technologies, and in the near future will serve not only the residents of Tajikistan but also other countries of the region. The construction of hydroelectric power stations on the rivers of Tajikistan will help to ensure a balance between electricity and water consumption, and will ensure sustainable water management and reduce electricity shortages in the region,.

When the second unit was commissioned, the electricity generated was transmitted to the general power grid of the country.

Construction of the Rogun dam and hydropower plant was started on October 29, 2016.

Rogun will be the largest hydropower plant in the region with a capacity of 3,600 megawatts (over 17 billion kWh).

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 11 Sep 2019
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