Georgia: Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project

Sovereign Project | 44183-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping Georgia upgrade its power substations to boost its ability to export electricity in the Caucasus. The project will rehabilitate several substations by installing modern digital control and relay protection systems designed to improve energy management and power dispatch. It will also build a 220 kilovolt substation at Khorga and support a study on potential hydropower projects.

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Project Name Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project
Project Number 44183-013
Country Georgia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2974-GEO: Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 48.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All works are ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1a. Menji Substation: Designs were completed and approved. Manufacturing of auto transformer is completed. Construction activities have yet to start.

1b. Ksani Substation: Design is under review. Time schedule and sequences for 220 kV switchyard submitted for approval.

1c. Marnueli Substation: Designs are under review.

2. Engineering activities are mostly completed; Installation of 220 kV and 110 kV equipment completed; Energizing of power supply in protection and control containers has been performed; Internal pre-commissioning of contractor has started; Installation of power transformer is planned in Feb 2016. Due to initial delays and difficulties in road works, contract completion is extended to April 2016.

3. Consulting services are proceeding according to schedule and within the budget.

Geographical Location

Ksani to border with Armenia

Gardabani to border with Azerbaijan




Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project does not seem to involve major environmental issues that cannot be mitigated. Necessary due diligence was undertaken during PPTA.
Involuntary Resettlement The project does not seem to involve major social issues that cannot be mitigated. Necessary due diligence was undertaken during PPTA.
Indigenous Peoples No impacts on indigenous peoples are envisaged so far.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders' consultations through community meetings, discussions, and interviews were conducted during the PPTA. Potential initial stakeholders are general households, business community, and public and social institutions.
During Project Implementation Consultation meetings with affected people and project stakeholders are being done.

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Consulting Services Implementation consultants through QCBS
Procurement Construction and installation of facilities through ICB

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MOENR)
Gulua 6, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
Georgian State Electrosystem
Mr. Sulkhan Zumburidze
2, Baratashvili str., Tbilisi 0105, Georgia


Concept Clearance 06 Jul 2010
Fact Finding 25 Apr 2011 to 06 May 2011
MRM 21 Jun 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2974-GEO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 21 Mar 2013 23 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 67.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 48.00 17 Dec 2012 43.57 0.00 100%
Counterpart 19.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2012 35.00 0.00 80%

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