Pakistan: Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 47190-003 Status: Approved

Summary

The proposed investment program's objective is to introduce advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Pakistan's different distribution companies (DISCOs). An MFF is proposed for this investment. There are nine DISCOs in Pakistan and the AMI roll-out to these DISCOs will be in phases. In the first phase (tranche 1), two of LESCO's circles and IESCO's Rawalpindi region have been selected for AMI roll-out. Once developed, the same will be replicated and implemented in the remaining technically and commercially feasible regions or circles of the nine DISCOs.

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Project Name Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 47190-003
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3328-PAK: Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 380.00 million
Loan 3329-PAK: Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
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 proposed investment program's objective is to introduce advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Pakistan's different distribution companies (DISCOs). An MFF is proposed for this investment. There are nine DISCOs in Pakistan and the AMI roll-out to these DISCOs will be in phases. In the first phase (tranche 1), two of LESCO's circles and IESCO's Rawalpindi region have been selected for AMI roll-out. Once developed, the same will be replicated and implemented in the remaining technically and commercially feasible regions or circles of the nine DISCOs.
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 system improved (project-defined).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Electricity revenues increased in the targeted regions of IESCO and LESCO.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Smart Meters and communication equipment installed and functional.

Data management system implemented and operational.

Operation manuals updated and monitoring procedure improved.

New billing and CIS systems implemented and operational.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Expected to be categorized as "C". Expects no environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Expected to be categorized as "C". Expects no resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Expected to be categorized as "C". Expects no land acquisition.
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.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting firms will be recruited for project monitoring and supervision, capacity development, and communication strategy. The quality- and cost-based selection method (90:10) for firms will be used, following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, 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 (2015, 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 total financing will be considered subject to preparedness of the project and availability of counterpart funds.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Adnan Tareen
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water & Power
Government of Pakistan
Safdar Mansion
16-D Blue Area Islamabad, Pakistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 23 Jan 2015
Approval 25 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2016

Loan 3328-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2015 - - 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 490.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 380.00 25 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 110.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3329-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2015 - - 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 25 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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