Uzbekistan: Advanced Electricity Metering Project

Sovereign Project | 41340-012

Summary

Prepare the Advanced Electricity Metering Project.

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Project Name Advanced Electricity Metering Project
Project Number 41340-012
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7740-UZB: Advanced Electricity Metering Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description Prepare the Advanced Electricity Metering Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will increase the financial viability of the power sector in Uzbekistan. It will reduce distribution losses, both technical and commercial. The Project will target the distribution systems in Samarkand, Bukhara and Jizzakh Provinces, covering over one million customers.

AEM, known as smart metering, is a technology with digital meters that allows two-way communication between the utility and consumers. AEM enables the utility to remotely monitor and control power usage without sending reading personnel to the site, and the consumers to have access to power usage information more frequently, possibly on real time. It is an effective tool in loss identification and useful in addressing both technical and commercial losses, and low tariff collection.

Impact Project readiness of Advanced Electricity Metering Project
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Due diligence and pre-implementation activities for the Advanced Electricity Metering Project
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Technical due diligence

2. Feasibility study

3. AEM Awareness raising program

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Samarkand, Bukhara, Jizzahk, Tashkent City, Tashkent Region, Sirdaria
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Under PPTA, consultation with key stakeholders will be undertaken. Key stakeholders include Government, Uzbekenergo, and development partners. PPTA also envisages focus group discussions with potential project beneficiaries, both residents and entities.
During Project Implementation

community meetings, discussions, and interviews

consumer education campaign to involve women's groups, and women leaders in business and government

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting firm totalling 14 person-months international consultants, and 13 person-months national consultants:

power sector experts (distribution)

AEM expert (data communication)

billing system experts

economic and financial experts

procurement expert

Individual consultants totalling 8 person-months each or international and national consultants:

power sector experts (distribution)

AEM experts (communication and data management)

economic and financial experts

social safeguard experts (gender)

public relations and communication experts

Responsible ADB Officer Keiju Mitsuhashi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Uzbekenergo6 Khorezmskaya St.Taskhent,100000,Uzbeki
stan,Talimarjan,Thermal Power Station,
Nuristan Settlement,Nishan,Kashkadarya
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Dec 2010
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Sep 2011

TA 7740-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2010 13 Jan 2011 13 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2011 31 Mar 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,250,000.00 17 Dec 2010 881,847.67

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