1 Feb 2023 10:29

Tajikistan imposes power supply limits

DUSHANBE. Feb 1 (Interfax) - The Barqi Tojik national energy company has announced power rationing in Tajikistan from February 1.

"Power supply will be limited from February 1, 2023, to prevent electricity shortage and its negative implications for the country's social and economic sectors," the company said in a public statement.

These temporary measures will last only for a limited period and will be cancelled upon stabilization of water and energy conditions in the Vakhsh River, Barqi Tojik and JSC Electricity Distribution Networks said.

Temperatures were far below normal in January 2023, causing increased electricity demand from social and economic sectors and resulting in a number of problems in the national energy system, the company said.

Barqi Tojik assessed the situation as disquieting, the statement said. The company believes electricity deficit will increase in early March unless additional measures are taken, and will have significant negative implications for the national economy and people's daily life.