first turbine of the power plant began operation on September 9, 2011
simultaneous with 20th anniversary of Tajikistan’s independence.
news agencies announced that electricity generated by the second
turbine joined national grid last week after final tests, the Islamic
republic news agency reported.
power plant has the capacity to produce 220 megawatts of electricity.
It will increase Tajikistan's annual electricity output to 1bln
has contributed $180bln to construction of Sangtoudeh-II and
Tajikistan's share is $40bln. The power plant's construction work began
on September 5, 2011 at the presence of the Iranian and Tajik
Sangtoudeh-II is located 120 km Southeast of the Capital city of Dushanbe.