Azerbaijan: Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector

Sovereign Project | 48200-001 Status: Approved

Summary

The TA will reference international best practice for private sector participation in the power sector and assess the potential application and benefits specific to Azerbaijan's power sector. The outputs to be completed under the TA include:

(i) a road map for private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector;

(ii) a report recommending policy, legal, and regulatory changes required to create enabling environment; and

(iii) a project structure and development plan for an example private sector participation project(s).

Latest Project Documents

Consulting Notices See also: CMS

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Documents

None currently available.


Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

 
Project Name Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector
Project Number 48200-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8730-AZE: Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will reference international best practice for private sector participation in the power sector and assess the potential application and benefits specific to Azerbaijan's power sector. The outputs to be completed under the TA include:

(i) a road map for private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector;

(ii) a report recommending policy, legal, and regulatory changes required to create enabling environment; and

(iii) a project structure and development plan for an example private sector participation project(s).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government's annual budget cannot meet the total projected investments required to efficiently deliver electricity to all customers and meet the country's socioeconomic development targets. Enabling private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector will assist the government meet the significant investment requirements for the sector, improve overall sector efficiency, and prepare a pilot project to catalyze potential future power sector reforms.
Impact Private sector participation in the power sector promoted.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome The business environment for private sector participation in the power sector is improved.
Progress Toward Outcome Project implementation is still ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road map for private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector

Report recommending policy, legal and regulatory changes required to create enabling environment

Project structure complete for an example private sector participation project

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The first phase of the Project has been completed with the submission of the final reports: (I) Roadmap Report; and (ii) Policy, Legal, and Regulatory Framework Review Report. The second phase of the Project is expected to commence in Q3 2016.
Geographical Location Azerbaijan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation will continue through the project design during reconnaissance and fact finding missions.
During Project Implementation A Stakeholder communication and management plan will be developed during the early stages of the project implementation to ensure effective stakeholder participation and consultation is completed throughout the project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

An international firm has been selected and has mobized to complete the Study.

The firm of consultants (or consortium) has been recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the use of Consultants (April 2013, as amended from time to time) using Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (with 90:10 Technical: Financial ratio) and simplified technical proposal. The firm will provide 9.25 person-months inputs of international and 9 person-months inputs of national consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Megan Wolf
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
83, Same Vurgun Street AZ1022 Baku, Azerbaijan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 26 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 8730-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 30 Apr 2016 15 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 26 Sep 2014 410,727.61

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.