Energy Subsidy Reform Facility | Kyrgyz Republic


The growth in electricity demand in the Kyrgyz Republic is outpacing supply; in 2014, the country went from being a net power exporter to a net importer. The sector is in poor financial shape with aging infrastructure, but concerns over public unrest have hampered efforts to increase prices.

The World Bank, supported by ESMAP, is working with the regulator to develop a new medium-term tariff policy for 2018–23, that will gradually increase residential electricity tariffs. In addition to supporting analysis of the distributional impacts of tariff increases, ESMAP is funding citizen outreach efforts to explain why energy tariffs need to rise and to build acceptance for the new tariff policy.


ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program). 2018. Energy Subsidy Reform Facility Country Profile: Kyrgyz Republic. ESMAP Country Profiles. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.