The Asian Development Bank is helping Pakistan improve the reliability and financial viability of the country’s power distribution sector. The program is supporting installation of advanced electricity smart meters and the adoption of new data management and billing systems by power companies to reduce electricity losses and improve revenue collection and power load management.
|Project Name||Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The investment program aims to improve the financial viability of Pakistan's power distribution sector. By introducing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to power distribution companies (DISCOs) throughout Pakistan, the investment program would (i) reduce power distribution losses, and improve revenue collection; (ii) reduce power outages by enhancing load control and load management; (iii) provide automated power consumption data; (iv) modernize the electricity metering and billing system; and (v) improve customer services by installation of customer information system (CIS). An MFF is proposed for this investment. The rollout of the AMI will be in phases covering various DISCOs of Pakistan.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||AMI aims at: (i) reducing distribution losses and improving revenue collection, (ii) enhancing load control and load management, (iii) providing automated consumption data collection of all customers, and (iv) modernizing the electricity metering and billing system. The investment program will provide funds for metering, communication and billing systems including installation and supporting infrastructure.|
|Impact||Financial viability of the power distribution sector improved (program-defined).|
|Description of Outcome||Electricity revenues increased in the targeted regions.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Smart meters and communication equipment installed and functional
New billing system and CIS implemented and operational
Meter data management system implemented and operational
Operations manual updated and monitoring procedure improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Categorized as "C" - expects no environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Categorized as "C" - expects no resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Categorized as "C" - no indigenous peoples identified.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During PPTA, consultations with the poor and low-income groups will be conducted to include them in the planning process. Risks and vulnerabilities for low income, women, poor and excluded groups will be documented in consultation and participation of these groups.|
|During Project Implementation||To be updated.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting firms, as well as individual experts, will be recruited for preparing the next tranches, project monitoring and supervision, and for capacity development, using the quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20) for firms and quality-based selection for individual experts, following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||The indicative procurement method for the turnkey contract will be international competitive bidding, following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The project envisages advance contracting for the turnkey contract and the consulting services. Retroactive financing of up to 20% of the ADB loan amounts for each tranche for eligible expenditure incurred up to 12 months prior to the date of signing of each tranche will be considered subject to preparedness of the project and availability of counterpart funds.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tareen, Adnan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Water and Power
Block A Secretariat Bldg.
|Concept Clearance||29 Jul 2013|
|Fact Finding||17 Nov 2014 to 05 Dec 2014|
|MRM||23 Jan 2015|
|Approval||20 Nov 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2016|
MFF Facility Concept 0089-PAK
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1,248.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|MFF - Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2015|
|Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual||Facility Administration Manual||Oct 2015|
|Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program: Framework Financing Agreement||Framework Financing Agreement||Feb 2015|
|Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Nov 2014|
|MFF Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program II: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation)||Translated PDS||Nov 2013|
|Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program 2||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2013|
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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program II: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Jan 2015|
|Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program II: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Jan 2015|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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