47282-006: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 4 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023) | Asian Development Bank

Afghanistan: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 4 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47282-006 Status: Proposed

Technical and capacity constraints in Afghanistan have inhibited electrification rate at 32%, which is among the lowest 5% globally. 20 out of 34 provinces are not connected to grid supply which increases cost of doing business, deteriorates environment, and subdues sustainable development indicators. This constrains growth; creates disparities; and fuels ethnic and regional tensions, insecurity, and discontent. The proposed tranche will extend the national grid into eastern provinces with a population of nearly 2 million, and will allow evacuation of indigenous generation and extension of power interconnection towards Pakistan. The tranche 4 will construct a 220-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Kabul and Jalalabad. An additional transformer of 200 MVA (megavolt ampheres) will be installed at this substation.

 
Project Name Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 4 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
Project Number 47282-006
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Technical and capacity constraints in Afghanistan have inhibited electrification rate at 32%, which is among the lowest 5% globally. 20 out of 34 provinces are not connected to grid supply which increases cost of doing business, deteriorates environment, and subdues sustainable development indicators. This constrains growth; creates disparities; and fuels ethnic and regional tensions, insecurity, and discontent. The proposed tranche will extend the national grid into eastern provinces with a population of nearly 2 million, and will allow evacuation of indigenous generation and extension of power interconnection towards Pakistan. The tranche 4 will construct a 220-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Kabul and Jalalabad. An additional transformer of 200 MVA (megavolt ampheres) will be installed at this substation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will finance extension of the north east power grid to country's eastern load centers, interconnect isolated networks into a unified grid, and underpin power system stability. The transmission line would (i) evacuate power from multiple photovoltaic solar projects (under implementation and planned) in the region, (ii) provide sustainable power to two industrial parks in east, and (iii) enable grid stability by interconnection with transmission lines in adjoining provinces. The transmission line will have capacity to energize additional 300,000 new connections to residential, commercial and industrial consumers.
Impact Improved access to sustainable energy supply across Afghanistan.
Outcome Increased imported and indigenous grid power supplies to eastern Afghanistan.
Outputs (i) 190 kilometers of 220-kV transmission line between Arghundy and Jalalabad commissioned to evacuate 300-MW of power; (ii) distribution capacity increased in Nangarhar province by additional 200 MVA.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project will be CAT B under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement 2009. The Initial Environmental Report is under preparation by the project preparatory consultants. Report will be disclosed after necessary public consultation in Q3 2017.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will be CAT B under ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement 2009. The Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan is under preparation by the project preparatory consultants. Report will be disclosed after necessary public consultation in Q3 2017.
Indigenous Peoples The Project will be CAT C with no impact on Indigenous Peoples envisaged. No reports will be prepared.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Will be undertaken during Q2 2017
During Project Implementation Will be undertaken during physical construction expected in 2018-2019.
Responsible ADB Officer Aleem, Asad
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat
Chaman Houzouri, Kabul, Islamic Republic
of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 30 Oct 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2017

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