Dushanbe electricity debts amounts to 136 million somonis

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In 2020, the Dushanbe power supply networks received 2.2 billion kWh of electricity, which is 78 million kWh more than in 2019, according to the Dushanbe Administration press center.


More than 60 percent of electricity received by the Dushanbe power supply networks last year was reportedly generated by the Dushanbe-based combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Last year, the Dushanbe-based CHP plants reportedly generated electricity 8 percent more than in 2019.


In 2020, an average daily electricity generation in Dushanbe amounted to 6.3 million kWh, which was 10 percent of an average daily generation reported in the country last year.


Dushanbe power supply networks’ total electricity losses last year were estimated at 15.5 percent of total annual electricity generation. It is the same as in the previous year.


A total cost of electricity generated by the Dushanbe power supply networks last year was reportedly 678 million somonis, while collection rate for billed electricity in the capital last year was only 72.2 percent (542 million somonis)


The most incorrigible nonpayers were residential customers – about 95 million somonis, which is nearly 70 percent of the city’s total electricity debt.


Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national power utility) had earlier noted that residential customers, with the exception of residents of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region, now owe more than 1 billion somonis for electricity.


The shortage of electricity during autumn-winter period has become an urgent problem in Tajikistan this year, and Barqi Tojik has reintroduced power rationing across most of the country in response to a drop in water levels at a key hydroelectric dam. Recall, Tajikistan has not been compelled to limit how much power it supplies to households since the winter of 2016.


As a result of the rationing coming into effect on December 5, residential customers in rural areas now have no electricity from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.


Source: Asia Plus