Sustainable Energy Programme in Central Asia (CASEP)

March 2013 – April 2016
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Funding sources
European Union
€ 332 000
Thematic area
Sustainable energy
  • German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ)
  • GFA Consulting Group (Germany)
  • National Ministries of energy in Central Asian countries
  • Ministries (Committees) of environment and nature protection
There are common issues with regard to maintaining energy security in Central Asia. It is strongly assumed that demand for energy in the region will continue to grow at considerable rates and some forecasts suggest that it may increase by 60% to 80% over the next two decades. The countries plan to address this challenge through rehabilitation of the existing and construction of new capacities, but these intentions face multiple economic and institutional barriers. Hence, the project “Sustainable Energy Programme in Central Asia: energy efficiency and renewable energy sources” aims to contribute to the increased security, reliability and efficiency of energy supplies in the Central Asian countries and thereby to improve the preconditions for regional integration of efficient and sustainable energy systems and increased cooperation with European Union countries. The project is implemented by a consortium (GIZ, GFA and CAREC) and led by GIZ.

The key objective of the project is to assist in the set-up of the necessary policy, regulatory and institutional mechanisms enabling the penetration of renewable energy sources in the energy mix of the beneficiary countries as well as increasing the energy efficiency at national level (as measured by the energy intensity of the national economies), notably through the introduction of new, efficient and ecologically safe power plants enabled by the development of renewable energy sources for electricity generation in accordance with each country priorities.

Component 1. Support to policy design and formulation towards the introduction of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources at national and regional levels

Component 2. Professional development of local partners in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources policies and instruments

Component 3. Ensure the implementation of sustainable pilot projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources

Component 4. Awareness-raising on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources

Component 5. Integration with INOGATE projects

  • The beneficiary countries have defined appropriate policies for the development of renewable energy sources and the improvement of energy efficiency.

  • Priority sectors for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy are identified and support instruments for their development are designed and implemented by the beneficiary countries.

  • Communities in the beneficiary countries have improved access to energy resources as a result of alternative and sustainable energy-generating capacities and a more efficient use of existing capacities and networks.

  • Central Asian countries have drawn on European expertise in their EE and RES policy development and implementation.

  • Populations of Central Asian countries have improved awareness about EE and RES issues.

  • Project activities, the general methodology, standards for reporting and visibility are fully harmonized with the on-going INOGATE projects, in particular the INOGATE TS project.


Project manager – Ms. Nailya Mustaeva