Uzbekistan: Advanced Electricity Metering Project

Sovereign Project | 41340-013 Status: Active


ADB is financing “smart” electricity meters for Uzbekistan to help improve energy efficiency. Modern, accurate, theft-proof digital meters will be installed for one million residential and small commercial power users in the cities of Bukhara, Jizzakh, and Samarkand. The meters use an automated management system that will allow the utility company to reduce power losses and increase revenues.

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Project Name Advanced Electricity Metering Project
Project Number 41340-013
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2779-UZB: Advanced Electricity Metering Project (formerly Automated Metering System)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Turnkey contract was awarded to KT Corporation (Contractor) and have been mobilized in Dec 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Achievable but with delay

Achievable but with delay

Target still achievable

Target still achievable

Target still achievable

Target still achievable

Geographical Location Samarkand, Bukhara and Jizzakh

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects No major environmental safeguards issues are envisaged under the project.
Involuntary Resettlement No major issues on involuntary resettlement are envisaged under the project.
Indigenous Peoples No major issues on indigenous peoples are envisaged under the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Stakeholders' consultations through community meetings, discussions, and interviews will be conducted during the PPTA. Strategies to encourage poor women's participation as individual consumers or as representatives of interest groups will be encouraged. At the same time, women leaders in government and business will be involved to participate in the consumer education campaign.

Level of participation during project design is information sharing and consultation.

During Project Implementation Consultation and Participation Plan will be prepared.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Supervision Consultant for 56 person-months (QCBS).
Procurement One contract for goods and related services for AEM meters and communication system, meter data management and billing system (ICB). Installation of AEM meters by Uzbekenergo. Supplier(s) will provide training and trouble-shooting during implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Keiju Mitsuhashi
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
6 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100000, Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 09 May 2011 to 26 May 2011
MRM 19 Jul 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2016

Loan 2779-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Sep 2011 16 Feb 2012 20 Apr 2012 30 Jun 2015 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 19 Sep 2011 102.30 0.00 68%
Counterpart 50.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Sep 2011 20.47 0.00 14%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Advanced Electricity Metering Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2016
Advanced Electricity Metering Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2012
Project Agreement for Advanced Electricity Metering Project Project/Program Agreement Feb 2012
Loan Agreement for Advanced Electricity Metering Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Feb 2012
Advanced Electricity Metering Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2011
Advanced Electricity Metering Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Aug 2011
Advanced Electricity Metering Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Aug 2011

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