The objective of the TA project is to support and enable the establishment and initial operationalization of an autonomous CPPA in Pakistan. This will be achieved by embedding the required international and national consultants in the CPPA to provide management support, capacity building, access to expert resources and training for CPPA's management team and employees.
|Project Name||Strengthening the Central Power Purchasing Agency|
|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 - Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The objective of the TA project is to support and enable the establishment and initial operationalization of an autonomous CPPA in Pakistan. This will be achieved by embedding the required international and national consultants in the CPPA to provide management support, capacity building, access to expert resources and training for CPPA's management team and employees.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
This TA project supports the new government's priorities of reforming the energy sector, as well as restoring sustainability in the power sector. Reforming the energy sector is a key objective of Pakistan's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2009 to 2013 and is aligned with Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This TA project is included in Pakistan's Country Operations Business Plan 2014 to 2016.
The power sector unbundling in late 1990s led to the formation of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), licensed to undertake power transmission, system operation and despatch functions, and act as a single purchaser and a seller of power. A dedicated unit within NTDC currently completes all electricity market settlement and payment functions. This Technical Assistance (TA) project will assist the establishment and initial operationalization of the Central Power Purchasing Authority (CPPA) as an autonomous settlements company in Pakistan's power sector, with well-defined governance and financial structures.
|Impact||Improved financial management and governance in Pakistan''s power sector.|
|Description of Outcome||CPPA operates an autonomous and transparent electricity settlement system in Pakistan.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
CPPA roadmap for establishment and operationalization prepared.
CPPA Management and organizational structure established.
CPPA's initial information and technology system plan prepared.
Standard market agreements drafted.
Internal and external training manuals and activities completed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Initial training on electricity market design for CPPA-G has been completed. Next market model design and stakeholder consultation is expected to be completed by June 2017.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The scope, delivery timetable and implementation arrangements have been discussed with the Ministry of Water and Power.|
|During Project Implementation||A communication and stakeholder management plan will be prepared by the consultants during the initial stages of the assistance to facilitate the participation of stakeholders and the dissemination of knowledge.|
|Consulting Services||An international consulting firm has been engaged to deliver the TA outputs. Aside from the firm, individual consultants (power regulatory, legal and market/financial experts) have been engaged. The consultants are involved in CPPA-G's initial operations and primarily based in Islamabad.|
|Procurement||No procurement necessary.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Inoue, Yuki|
|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||20 Jun 2014|
|Approval||03 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Dec 2014||25 Dec 2014||25 Dec 2014||31 Jul 2016||31 Mar 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,500,000.00||03 Dec 2014||712,959.01|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening the Central Power Purchasing Agency: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2014|
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