And again, as in the past year, residential customers in some rural areas complain that they have not had electricity for several hours daily since September 21.  

Meanwhile, several villages subordinate to the western city of Turzunzoda have not had electricity at all since Friday (September 22) evening. 

Local authorities claim that there are no restrictions on electricity consumption in the country.  According to them, power interruptions are linked only to work on overhauling production and transmission infrastructure.

Residential customers from villages subordinate to the northwestern city of Panjakent say they have not had electricity from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am.

Residents of the city of Bokhtar, the capital of Khatlon province, say there has been irregular supply of electricity in the city after September 20, not to mention rural areas.  

Even residents of Dushanbe’s neighborhood 102 complain about power outages in daytime. 

There has been irregular supply of electricity also in the city of Kulob.  As usual, local authorities have linked power interruptions to work on overhauling production and transmission infrastructure.    

Meanwhile, residents of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), where Pamir Energy Company supplies electricity to consumers, reportedly have an uninterrupted supply of electricity.

Tajikistan struggles with electricity rationing 30 years after independence, despite long-held dreams of becoming an energy export powerhouse.

Measures rationing electricity supplies are usually introduced in all regions of the country except Dushanbe, regional administrative centers and major cities of the country and they seek to curb the country's rising electricity consumption.  In addition to curbing rising consumption, the move also stems from a decline in the water level in the country's reservoirs powering the main hydroelectric power plants.