Power demand is expected to grow by 4.7 % annually through 2015. Therefore, the demand in 2015 will have increased by the factor 1.7 relative to 2004. The current focus of government policy is the development of the non-oil sector, targeting the stability of the country’s economy after the oil boom. To support this policy, the following state programmes have been launched:State Programme for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development 2003–2005 (launched in 2003),Acceleration of Social and Economic Development (launched in 2003),State Programme for the Socio-Economic Development of Regions 2004–2008 (launched in 2004), andState Program for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development 2006–2015 is being prepared.Under these programmes, the generating capacity of the country’s power system is expected to reach 6.5–7.0GW by 2015 through the construction of new TPPs and HPPs, the modernisation of the existing generating units and the utilisation of renewable power sources (small HPPs, wind, solar power, thermal water etc.). The system is expected to output 37–38 billion kWh by 2015. Efforts are to be made to reduce electrical network losses.