Kyrgyz Republic: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 44198-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic rehabilitate the 1,200-megawatt Toktogul hydroelectric power plant, which is critical to national and regional power supply.  The project will also establish an electricity transactions settlement center to reduce commercial losses, conduct safety assessment of dams on the Naryn cascade, and launch a public information program on power sector reforms.

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Title Deadline
Power Sector Rehabilitation Project 20 Aug 2016

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Project Name Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 44198-013
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0294-KGZ: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Loan 2869-KGZ: Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project took effect on 14 Dec 2012. As of 30 March 2016, the loan's overall cumulative contracts award is $9.31 million or 62% of the total loan amount; and overall cumulative disbursements is at $1.57 million or 10%. For grant, contract awards is at $23.60 million or 59% of total grant amount with disbursement of $4.6 million or 12% of total grant amount. With request from MOEI and EPP, project implementation has been extended by two years from 30 June 2017 to 30 June 2019.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Project Implementation Consultants has been engaged. Bidding documents for the engineering contractor were issued in Aug 2013. Contact award is delayed due to absence of qualified bidder. The package was then divided into 3 lots. The contract for Lot 1-Underwater inspection was awarded in May 2015. Contract for Lot 3-HV Cables is was awarded in October 2015 for Lot 2-Electrical Equipment was awarded in December 2015.

KESC consultant recruitment is delayed due to (i) finalization of terms of reference; (ii) additional budget requirement; and (iii) increased cost for required software. KESC Consultant is expected to be recruited by Q2 2017.

Proposals from shortlisted firms received in July 2013. EA evaluation was concluded in Sep 2013. Contract was awarded in June 2014.

Public Information program Consultant is recruited in June 2014. A public information campaign is prepared and will commenced in October 2014, the program was completed in October 2015.

Geographical Location national - targeted HPPs include Toktogul HPP, Shamaldy-Sai HPP, and Uch-Kurgan HPP.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects IEE has been disclosed. The IEE is currently being updated.
Involuntary Resettlement No involuntary resettlement and land acquisition envisaged.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people identified.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A public meeting was held with key stakeholders in the government, private sector, and civil society including the vice mayor and chairman of town council, and the head and specialist of different organizations and enterprises of Kara-kul town, to discuss the following issues: (i) consumers' electricity related issues (ii) the influence of these issues on their daily lives, and (iii) the reaction of the population to forthcoming hydroelectric power plant rehabilitation.
During Project Implementation To increase public awareness about the Project, a communication plan is currently being developed. The communication program is intended to cover (i) information dissemination on the power sector reforms of the government and (ii) inform the public on the benefits of an effective tariff policy and efficient energy usage.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Project Implementation Consultant (PIC) is engaged effective March 2013. The Consultant will: (i) review conceptual design and bidding documents; (ii) assist EPP in the recruitment of an engineering contractors in accordance to ADB's Procurement Guidelines; (iii) develop and implement comprehensive project management plans to ensure the most efficient, timely, and economical implementation of the project; (iv) supervise the engineering contractors for supply, installation, commissioning and testing of equipments, and (v) supervise the installation of equipment by EPP.

Dam Safety Assessment Consultant is engaged in June 2014 following QCBS method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 90:10. The Consultant will carry-out an assessment of the condition of all five hydropower plants and appurtenant structures and dams of the Naryn Casacade, as well as make proposals for enhancing safety of the plants by giving recommendations for improving maintenance or for making repair works or remedial measures to be adopted by EPP. The scope of work includes (i) data collection and review, (ii) annual inspection of dam safety, (iii) periodical assessment of dam safety, and (iv) structural integrity checks.

Operator for establishment KESC and Public Information Program. Estimated 78 person-months (international and national) of consulting services are required to develop and establish a KESC and design a Public Information Program to increase public awareness on: (i) the benefits and functions of AMDA and KESC; (ii) the success of power sector metering project and management reform in Georgia, and (iii) the benefits of an effective tariff policy . ADB Loan 2671/Grant 0218 will design the establishment of KESC The international operators shall operate the center for 24 months and recruit and train national staffs who will continue the operations thereafter. Consulting firm will be engaged by MOE using QCBS method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 90:10.

Consultants are and will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Procurement Toktogul HEPP Rehabilitation Contract. EPP will procure three (3) lots comprising of (i) electrical equipment, (ii) high voltage cables, and (iii) underwater inspection for the rehabilitation of Toktogul HEPP. The procurement will follow ICB procedures using ADB's single-stage single-envelope bidding procedure. ADB's standard bidding documents (SBD) for Plant Design, Supply and Install will be used. Contract for Lot 1-Underwater Inspection was awarded in May 2015. Contract for Lot 3-HV Cable is for negotiation while procurement for Lot 2-Electrical Equipment is for evaluation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Pei Ling Koh
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
OJSC Electric Power Plants
326 Jibek Jolu Prospect,
Kyrgyz Republic
Ministry of Energy and Industry
119 Ahunbaev Street
Bishkek, 7200
Kyrgyz Republic


Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2012
Fact Finding 13 Feb 2012 to 24 Feb 2012
MRM 18 Apr 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0294-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2012 12 Sep 2012 14 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 47.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.00 11 Jun 2012 23.59 0.00 59%
Counterpart 7.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jun 2012 4.69 0.00 12%

Loan 2869-KGZ

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Jun 2012 12 Sep 2012 14 Dec 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 11 Jun 2012 9.31 0.00 69%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jun 2012 1.57 0.00 12%

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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