In Afghanistan power subsector, generation (conventional and renewable), transmission (domestic and regional), and distribution (on- and off-grid) projects are proposed for ADB financing under Energy MFF 2 (2015-2023). In addition, wells rehabilitation is likewise considered in the gas subsector. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will conduct due diligence for an ensuing ADB project aimed to increase electricity supply and access to electricity and increase gas supply for electricity production and industrial uses.
|Project Name||Energy Development 2014-2023|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||In Afghanistan power subsector, generation (conventional and renewable), transmission (domestic and regional), and distribution (on- and off-grid) projects are proposed for ADB financing under Energy MFF 2 (2015-2023). In addition, wells rehabilitation is likewise considered in the gas subsector. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will conduct due diligence for an ensuing ADB project aimed to increase electricity supply and access to electricity and increase gas supply for electricity production and industrial uses.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Afghanistan is a net energy and electricity importer. While renewable energy and fossil fuel resources exist, these need to be developed. Electricity is a growing portion of total energy consumption with connection rates having increased from 7% in 2003 to 28% in 2011 when demand was 670 megawatts (MW) and electric consumption was 3,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh). Domestic generation capacity is 470 MW. Growing demand has been met by electricity imports which represented 73% of total supply in 2011. By 2032, demand is forecast to reach 3,500 MW and electric consumption at 18,400 GWh. Meeting this demand requires all viable import and domestic sources to be developed.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The project preparation phase has been extended till 30 June 2017 to effectively engage with newly elected Afghan government and with development partners to design the project scope. Stakeholders are being consulted during the project preparation. PPTA Consultant has been engaged to undertake comprehensive analysis and stakeholders consultations (in accordance with ADB's Social Safeguard Policy) to factor in all land acquisition, resettlement and environmental considerations into projects design. The Consultant is now preparing Tranche 2 of the Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program for approval by ADB management on 29 November 2016, and is finalizing the bidding documents for turnkey contracts under first tranche (G-0464/0465).|
|During Project Implementation||Consultation and information sharing with local communities is being made. Necessary social safeguards and environmental analyses is being undertaken and will be updated once the design work is initiated for sub-projects. Relevant documentation will be approved by ADB before contractor could be mobilized to undertake construction activities at project sites. Collaboration with stakeholders will be promoted to ensure compliance with national standards as well as ADB's Safeguard Policy 2009.|
|Consulting Services||Following a Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method with a technical: financial weighting of 90:10, a PPTA Consultant (international consulting firm) was mobilized on 26 May 2014 to undertake the required preparatory work including due diligence for technical, financial, economic, and social safeguards impacts for an ensuing ADB project in Afghanistan. The PPTA Consultant is expected to complete the said tasks by 25 February 2015.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Aleem, Asad|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS)
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
|Approval||19 Nov 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Nov 2013||25 Dec 2013||25 Dec 2013||30 Nov 2014||30 Sep 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,900,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||19 Nov 2013||848,000.68|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023||Technical Assistance Reports||Apr 2014|
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