To prepare the Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project. The Project aims at enhancing the power transmission capacity in order for Georgia to become an energy trading hub for the region.
|Project Name||Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||To prepare the Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project. The Project aims at enhancing the power transmission capacity in order for Georgia to become an energy trading hub for the region.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Georgian power sector has made significant reforms in the recent past. Most of the distribution and generation assets have been privatized. An independent regulator (Georgian National Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission) is established and fully functioning. The project is line with ADB's Strategy for Georgia, which focuses on upgrading and developing energy institute and enhancing regional energy trade through development of the Caucasus regional energy market. The project will contribute to Georgia becoming a renewable resource-based regional energy trade hub. It enhances and strengthens transmission capacity for electricity trade and transit with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. It also improves the domestic transmission and dispatching operation efficiency.|
|Impact||Georgia becomes a renewable resource-based regional energy hub.|
|Description of Outcome||Enhances and strengthens transmission capacity for electricity trade and transit with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey; and improves the domestic transmission and dispatching operation efficiency.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||--|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Expansion of supervisory control and data acquisition.
2. Enhancement of the Georgia-Armenia 400 kV transmission interconnection.
3. Enhancement of the Georgia-Azerbaijan 500 kV transmission interconnection.
4. Transmission improvements for the Adjara Region.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders' consultations through community meetings, discussions, and interviews will be conducted during the PPTA.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholder consultations with project affected people through community meetings, discussions, and interviews will be conducted during the project implementation|
|Consulting Services||A team of consultants will be engged using the quality- and cost -based selection method with simplified technical proposal. A total of 43 person-months of consultant input, consisting of 28 international and 15 national person-months will be required for the technical, economic and financial, social, environment, and procurement specialists.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Luo, Tianhua|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Georgian State Electrosystem
2, Baratashvili str., Tbilisi 0105, Georgia Georgian State Electrosystem
Maya Pitskhelauri, International Projects and Reporting Department Manager
2, Baratashvili str., Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
|Concept Clearance||06 Jul 2010|
|Approval||06 Jul 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||21 Oct 2010|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Jul 2010||07 Sep 2010||07 Sep 2010||30 Sep 2011||30 Nov 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|350,000.00||850,000.00||300,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||06 Jul 2010||1,066,772.62|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project: Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy and Road Map (Armenia)||Consultants' Reports||Mar 2013|
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