Energy Links

Speeches Shim

Duration: 2014 - 2019

Budget: $22,860,055.00

Implementing Partner: ECODIT LLC

Key Partners: Deloitte LLP, Pierce Atwood, ICF International, University of Central Asia, and the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center

Activity Locations:  Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan

Activity Goal

The objective of Energy Links is to increase national energy security in Central Asia to increase the ability to provide year-round, reliable power to their citizens.

Major Focus Areas:

  • Increased transparent intra- and inter-regional energy trade by providing technical resources and support to the Central Asia South Asia -1000 Secretariat, the Ministries of Energy, and energy entities.
  • Improved legal and regulatory framework and investment climate for the countries’ energy sectors by facilitating adoption of energy-related legislation and implementing regulations for effective oversight of the regional energy sector;
  • Improved management, operations and commercialization of the energy companies through support for the State Property Management Fund and training of energy companies;
  • Improved energy efficiency and demand-side management by providing technical assistance to energy companies and governments on regulation, plans and implementation programs.

Achievements to Date:

  • Support and provision of resources to CASA-1000 Secretariat;
  • Facilitation of key CASA-1000 agreements’ finalization;
  • MOU on Cooperation with the Energy Sector Regulator to help develop its institutional capacity signed on April 29, 2015;
  • MOU on Cooperation with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Energy and Industry to provide advice to implement CASA-1000 and future energy trade projects signed on June 3, 2015;
  • MOU on Assistance in Establishing a Settlement Center with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Energy and Industry to support the Government’s efforts to establish an Independent Settlement Center signed on June 3, 2015.