Kyrgyz Republic: Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)

Sovereign Project | 43456-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic improve the efficiency and reliability of its power sector. The project will introduce an automated metering and data acquisition system to help cut losses, upgrade substation equipment, and install a supervisory control system. It also includes building the capacity of state-run National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan and a study on electricity settlement systems.

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Project Name Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)
Project Number 43456-023
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0218-KGZ: Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)
Asian Development Fund US$ 28.10 million
Loan 2671-KGZ: Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)
Asian Development Fund US$ 16.70 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

NEGK submitted a satisfactory IEE report on 25 June 2014. The IEE report was endorsed by the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry on 8 July 2014 and was posted on both ADB and NEGK websites. Environmental Monitoring Reports (EMRs), detailing the status of follow up activities indicated in the Environmental Management Plan (EMP), are likewise posted regularly at the ADB and NEGK websites.

Status of the components under the loan and grant are as follows:

Lot 1 (Equipment) - The Supply Contract was awarded on 5 March 2013. All equipment delivered by 17 Dec 2014. 97% of the contract amount is disbursed. Ongoing installation work is being carried out by NEGK and completed by about 50%, and the Supply Contractor has been providing installation supervision as per the contract. Replacement of old equipment in NEGK substations is being done in accordance with EMP.

Lot 2 (Turnkey Contract) - The revised bidding documents were approved by ADB, and the Invitation for Bids was posted on the ADB website on 16 September 2013 with initial deadline of 3 December 2013. The deadline for submission was extended until 12 February 2014. An initial technical bid evaluation report (TBER) was issued in May 2014, but required numerous clarifications from ADB. The revised TBER was submitted in Sep 2014, with additional clarifications made in Nov 2014. ADB issued its no objection on the technical evaluation on 8 Jan 2015. Financial evaluation had been completed in March 2015. Contract negotiation had been concluded with the contract awarded in July 2015. The contract became effective on 9 December 2015. In Q1 2016 the contractor has prepared detailed design, and shipment and installation of equipment will start in Q2 2016. For the OPGW subcomponent the contractor is preparing the LARP.

The Consultants' Final Reports for the Settlement Center Study and Capacity Building of NEGK had been submitted to the Ministry of Energy and Industry in 2013. The consultants' contracts for both components had been respectively completed.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project implementation was delayed, and two extensions in aggregate of three years were approved with the project closure at end-2017. Implementation schedule was revised accordingly.

The supply contract under Lot 1 (rehabilitation of substations) was awarded in March 2013. All equipment delivered by Dec 2014. Equipment installation is ongoing.

The turn key contract under Lot 2 (AMDA, SCADA and OPGW) was awarded in July 2015. Implementation had started in December 2015.

The Final Reports for the Settlement Center Study and Capacity Building of NEGK had been submitted to the Ministry of Energy and Industry in 2013. A Russian version of the latter report was published on NEGK website.

NEGK awarded external auditor contract to CJSC Jacobs-Audit on 26 June 2014. The auditor has been auditing the FY 2012 - FY 2016 APFSs for both NEGK and MOE (former MOEI).

Geographical Location Country wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An initial environmental examination was prepared and posted in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The major anticipated impact on environment will come from the disposal of electrical equipment. The IEE was updated to include for testing of oil for PCB contamination and management plan for oil disposal for cases of oil with and without PCB contamination. NEGK submitted satisfactory updated IEE on 25 June 2014. The IEE was endorsed by the State Agency on Environmental Protection and Forestry on 8 July 2014 and was posted on both ADB and NEGK websites. Laboratory tests did not identify PCB in NEGK's oil storage facilities. PCB tests will be also held for oil in current and voltage transformers at substations using portable PCB analyzers.
Involuntary Resettlement Project investments will be implemented mostly in existing substations where land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) impacts are not envisaged. Work space and access is required only for stringing OPGW over the existing transmission towers to develop a modern communication system. The towers are mostly on farmland. Very limited temporary LAR impact such as crop losses during installation is expected. A LAR framework has been prepared and disclosed in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and Operations Manual F1/OP.12. The turnkey contractor has been preparing the LARP in accordance with the LAR framework based on the contractor's approved design. The LARP will be approved by NEGK and project management consultants, submitted to ADB for endorsement, and posted.
Indigenous Peoples The project is not expected to affect indigenous peoples as defined under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Project does not involve sensitive social or participatory issues, but consultations were conducted during the S-PPTA.
During Project Implementation Consultations will be conducted in the areas affected by the OPGW stringing works.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

(i) Project management. The project implementation contract was concluded in December 2014. NEGK will engage individual consultants to augment the PIU staff for the rest of project implementation period.

(ii) NEGK capacity development. The Consultants' Final Report for the Capacity Building of NEGK have been submitted to MOE. Consultant's contract has been completed.

(iii) Settlement mechanism study. The Consultants' Final Reports for the Settlement Mechanism Study has been submitted to MOE. Consultant's contract has been completed.

Procurement

(i) Plant - design, supply, and install contract for AMDA and SCADA systems and communications. Bidding documents were issued in September 2013. Bids were received in February 2014. Technical bid evaluation report (TBER) was approved in January 2015. Financial evaluation is ongoing, and contract award is expected by June 2015.

(ii) Goods for substation rehabilitation and equipment. Supply contract was awarded on 5 March 2013 is ongoing. Complete delivery of good is expected by Q1 2015, with 95% disbursed under the contract.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mirdin Eshenaliev
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Kyrgyz Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Industry
119 Ahunbaev Street
Bishkek, 7200
Kyrgyz Republic
National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan
Mr. Medetbek Aitkulov, General Director
326 Jibek Jolu, Bishkek 720070, Kyrgyz Republic

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Oct 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0218-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2010 08 Dec 2010 15 Jun 2011 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 39.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 28.10 27 Sep 2010 23.31 0.00 83%
Counterpart 11.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2010 13.29 0.00 47%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2671-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2010 08 Dec 2010 15 Jun 2011 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.70 27 Sep 2010 13.67 0.00 86%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2010 7.66 0.00 48%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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