Tajikistan holds the highest hydropower potential worldwide. The soviet energy deal being broken at the collapse of the USSR, Tajikistan can no longer rely on Uzbek or Kazakh oil and gas in exchange of its steady flow for downstream cotton crops. Uzbekistan blocked all entries of goods and supplies in response to the new dams planed in Tajikistan. The neighbour fears the lack of water in its downstream cotton crops. While the highest dams are being built, every winter sees a humanitarian crisis rise again due to lack of energy, rampant corruption and outdated soviet infrastructures hardly maintained. The Pamir region (40% of territory, 3% of population) on the contrary, with 11 small dams managed by Pamir Energy, has energy provided 24/7.

It is said on the street that if an uprising has to come, it will come due to the lack of energy.

Nurek reservoir

Outdated electric meters, Dushanbe

Pamir 1 dam, Khorog, GBAO

Pamir 1 dam, Khorog, GBAO

Gunt River, Pamir, GBAO

Pamir 1 Hydropower Plant, GBAO

Transformer workek, Khorog, GBAO

Szurjand hydropower plant, GBAO

Electric poles along the Panj River

A break at Khorog hydropower plant

Lenin and a worker, Khorog Plant

Transformer, GBAO

Watching Talco's factory,Turzunzade

Talco Aluminium Plant, Turzunzade

Rail station in Dushanbe

Trolley bus in Dushanbe

Khoja Obi Garm sanatorium

Khoja Obi Garm sanatorium

Varzob school n°2, Gasne village

Power generator lent for occasions

Varzob school n°2, Gasne village

Kindergarten n°14, Turzunzade

Electric pole near Turzunzade

Tajik President, Emomalii Rahmon

Bibi San at home, near Varzob

Manija and her newborn, Varzob

Inside a home, Rushan village, GBAO

Hydropower propaganda, Dushanbe

Departing from Nurek town

Streetlights in Khorog