Project Name Akmola Electricity Distribution Network Modernization and Expansion Project
Project Number 46933-014
Country Kazakhstan
Location Akmola province, Kazakhstan
Approval Number 7391/3019
Type or Modality of Assistance
7391/3019 Loan US$ 25.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Hayato Hoshi
Project Sponsor(s) Central-Asian Electric Power Corporation (CAEPCO)
Description Akmola Electricity Distribution Network Modernization and Expansion Project
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Kazakhstan 2012 2016 seeks to increase ADB s involvement in the energy sector, with the aim to modernize the country s aging energy infrastructure. It notes specifically that ADB will support replacement of obsolete energy infrastructure and technologies, and upgrade the transmission network, mainly through private sector or sub-sovereign modalities. The project is therefore fully aligned with the CPS.

The project is also in line with the Energy Sector Policy (2009) which highlights energy efficiency improvements in transmission and distribution systems. The policy proposes that ADB will continue to support installation of modern transmissions systems to transmit electricity efficiently from generation facilities to consumers, including upgrading of existing systems to reduce technical losses and enable competition when open access is permitted by law.

Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 13 Aug 2012
Due Diligence 21 Sep 2012
Credit Committee Meeting 22 Jul 2013
Approval 02 Sep 2013
PDS Creation Date 25 Apr 2013
Last PDS Update 25 Apr 2014

This project data sheet was generated from on 01 December 2015