Pakistan : Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II
The objective of the proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) is to improve Pakistan's power transmission infrastructure and management. To achieve this objective, the investment program consists of staged physical investments in the high-voltage transmission system, including the rehabilitation, augmentation and expansion of transmission lines, substations and supporting infrastructure. The physical investments will increase transmission capacity to meet growing demand, improve transmission efficiency and energy security, and evacuate additional sources of power. Nonphysical investments will focus on increasing the financial management, regulatory relations and procurement capacity of the transmission system owner and operator, the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC). The nonphysical investments will increase institutional efficiency, cost recovery, competition, transparency and good governance within the sector.
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|Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II
|Country / Economy
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change
|Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution
|No gender elements
|The objective of the proposed multitranche financing facility (MFF) is to improve Pakistan's power transmission infrastructure and management. To achieve this objective, the investment program consists of staged physical investments in the high-voltage transmission system, including the rehabilitation, augmentation and expansion of transmission lines, substations and supporting infrastructure. The physical investments will increase transmission capacity to meet growing demand, improve transmission efficiency and energy security, and evacuate additional sources of power. Nonphysical investments will focus on increasing the financial management, regulatory relations and procurement capacity of the transmission system owner and operator, the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC). The nonphysical investments will increase institutional efficiency, cost recovery, competition, transparency and good governance within the sector. A project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will conduct due diligence for the MFF and tranche 1.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
A reliable and sustainable energy sector is essential to the economic growth and well-being of Pakistan. The current average daily shortfall in the supply is between 4,500 and 6,000 megawatts (MW), resulting in routine load shedding of up to 12 hours per day in urban areas and 1820 hours per day in rural areas. Chronic power shortages reduce gross domestic product (GDP), increase security issues and social unrest, and increase poverty. The proposed MFF will assist NTDC to evacuate additional generation capacity currently planned or under construction, meet network safety and security requirements, and reduce system losses. Expanding and upgrading the transmission backbone will provide reliable and high-quality supply to meet increasing demand from industrial, commercial, agricultural, and domestic customers.
The PPTA will provide for the required due dilligence and expertise of competent international and national consultants needed to prepare the investment program.
|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
|During Project Implementation
The PPTA engaged an international consulting firm to prepare: the feasibility studies; due diligence; bid documents, technical specifications; bid evaluation; capacity development; and updating of road map. Individual national experts will be engaged to assist the executing agency to assess environment, social and gender impacts. The quality- and cost-based selection method (90:10) was used with full technical proposal for the recruitment of consulting firm. Contract was awarded in October 2015. Inception Report has been submitted.
The PPTA also engaged four Social Safeguards Resettlement Specialist (individual consultants) and another 4 Environmental Experts (individual consultants) to assist and carry out Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework and environmental assessment for the MFF.
The Social Safeguards/Resettlement specialist completed data collection and prepare the land acquisition and resettlement framework (LARF) taking into account the LARF from the existing MFF, screen subprojects for LAR-impacts, draft land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs), a due diligence report for subprojects without LAR-impacts and Indigenous People Framework and Plans (if required) which meet the requirements of ADB's SPS 2009.
The Environmental Specialist reviewed existing environmental assessment documents related to the project and the environmental management capability of the executing agency and implementing agency and recommend institutional strengthening measures. The specialist also prepared Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) checklist and an environmental impact assessment report, a fully-costed Environmental Management Plan (EMP) as part of the environmental assessment report and the Environmental Framework for the MFF in line with ADB SPS 2009.
As of Q3 2018, there are only 4 individual consultants active under the TA: RMS/SCADA, electricity market settlement, procurement, and IT experts. All other contracts have been requested to CTL be closed.
The extension of TRTA from 31 December 2017 to 31 December 2018 (by 12 months) is required to allow completion of ongoing procurement assistance for SCADA and RMS including the preparation of technical specifications for the procurement package and bid evaluation.
In 24 November 2016, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) expanded the technical assistance (TA)'s scope, increased the TA amount from $1.5 million to $2.1 million, and extended the TA to 31 December 2017. Nine individual consultants are currently being recruited under this project for Tranche 2 project preparation for National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) and Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) Limited (CCPA-G)'s supervisory control and data acquisition, revenue metering systems, and settlement systems (ref. EAD's request of 15 August 2016).
On 28 November 2017, the request for extension of completion date was approved from 31 December 2017 to 31 December 2018 (by 12 months) to complete the procurement assistance for the timely implementation of MFF Tranche 2. The proposed extension is the third extension resulting in a cumulative extension of 36 months. This is required to allow completion of ongoing procurement assistance for SCADA and RMS including the preparation of technical specifications for the procurement package and bid evaluation.
Most activities related to preparation of MFF and Tranches 1, 2, and 3 have been completed, while the ongoing procurement assistance under TRTA for SCADA and RMS will be completed by Q4 2018.
|Responsible ADB Officer
|Responsible ADB Department
|Central and West Asia Department
|Responsible ADB Division
|Energy Division, CWRD
Asian Development Bank
|16 Dec 2014
|Last Review Mission
|Last PDS Update
|22 Sep 2018
|16 Dec 2014
|09 Jan 2015
|09 Jan 2015
|31 Dec 2015
|31 Dec 2018
|13 Mar 2019
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization
|17 Jun 2022
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|Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation)
|Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report
|Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports
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|Electricity Market Settlements Expert
|Individual - Consulting
|PAK: MFF Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II Tranche 2
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