Pamir Private Power Project II

In July 2011 the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO approved the financing of a Phase II project comprising a more targeted lifeline subsidy scheme benefitting the poor (2012 - 2014) and the early completion of the ongoing metering programme (pre-requisite for the efficient and equitable operation of such a subsidy scheme).

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Climate-friendly growth
01.03.2011 - 31.12.2021
CHF 5'379'122

On July 16, 2015, mudflows triggered by glacial melt amid abnormally hot weather destroyed 75 houses in the villages of Barsem and Kholkhozobod in the Shugnan district of GBAO, damaged road infrastructure and interrupted power transmission from the Pamir 1 Hydro-power Plant (HPP) to Khorog city and its surroundings. Two 35kV transmission lines and one 10 kV distribution line have been damaged. As a consequence, over 74% of population in GBAO had been without electricity for several days. Barsem and Kholkhozobod?s population have been evacuated to a temporary camp. ted transmission line and ener-gy transmission was restored with partial capacity (40% of Pamir 1 HPP?s 28 MW). These provisional measures can only be a short-term remedy due to two reasons:

? The capacity of the provisionally erected transmission lines are not sufficient to ensure electricity supply during the winter. Khorog and the surrounding villages rely on electric heating in winter during which temperatures may fall to -50C.

? The provisionally erected transmission lines stand on land which is highly likely to be affected by avalanches during winter.

SECO decided to make available USD 625,000 as Early Recovery assistance, including the rehabilitation of the power line between Khorog and Khorog HPP as well as strengthening PE's capacity in DRR.


Restore power transmission between Pamir I HPP and Khorog before onset of winter 2015. Increase DRR-capacity of Pamir Energy.

Effetti a medio termine

Energy transmission between Pamir I HPP and Khorog city restored. Pamir Energy better able to reduce risks linked to natural disasters and respond to them effectively when they occur.


Risultati principali attesi:  

Transmission line between Khorog and Pamir I HPP built.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile SECO
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
  • International Development Agency

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   5'379'122 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   0 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   35'500'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 3 01.06.2019 - 31.12.2024   (Fase in corso) Fase 2 01.03.2011 - 31.12.2021   (Fase in corso)