Azerbaijan: Power Distribution Development Investment Program

Sovereign Project | 42401-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Power Distribution Development Investment Program
Project Number 42401-012
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7253-AZE: Power Distribution Development Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Azerbaijan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations with the Government and close coordination with stakeholders will be held to ensure better preparation of the sector roadmap and suitable investment program. To ensure compliance with ADB's safeguard policies for the environment and involuntary resettlement, field surveys will be undertaken.
During Project Implementation Field investigations, surveys and stakeholder consultations with central and local governments, NGOs, the private sector, consumers including vulnerable groups and major development partners in the power sector, is being conducted.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 40 person-months consulting services (20 international and 20 national) will be required including Team Leader/ Power System Planning Specialist, Hydropower Development Specialist, Distribution and Loss Reduction Specialist, Economist, Financial Analysis and Financial Management Specialist, Environmental Specialist, Resettlement and Social Analysis Specialist. Key activities to be undertaken under the PPTA cover the following major areas: (i) sector performance assessment and development of a sector development roadmap and investment program; (ii) assessment of Azerenergy institutional capacity and development of a restructuring and business plan; (iii) project technical design; (iv) economic and financial evaluations; and (v) compliiance with the national and ADB's safeguard policies. A consulting firm or consortium of firms will be engaged by ADB under its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and its Borrowers (2007, as amended from time to time). A simplified technical proposal format and quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20 ratio) will be used.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Azerenergy Joint Stock Company
Islam Rafibeyli
10, Ac. Abdulkerim Alizade Street Baku, AZ 1005, Azerbaijan


Concept Clearance 29 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 24 Oct 2008 to 28 Oct 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Nov 2008
Last PDS Update 31 Aug 2011

TA 7253-AZE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Mar 2009 02 Apr 2009 02 Apr 2009 31 Mar 2010 30 Sep 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 20 Mar 2009 945,604.76
Title Document Type Document Date
Power Distribution Development Investment Program Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Mar 2009

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