The TA will reference international best practice for private sector participation in the power sector and assess the potential application and benefits specific to Azerbaijan. It is structured as a sequential program of tasks. Phase 1 includes the identification of the benefits of private sector participation in the power sector and any current restrictions, followed by the recommendation of a road map for private sector participation. In parallel, a detailed review of the existing policy, legal, and regulatory framework will be undertaken, and recommendations provided to enable private sector participation. Once the Government commences the implementation of Phase 1 recommendations, one or more demonstration project(s) will be identified and structured under Phase 2 of the TA.
|Project Name||Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will reference international best practice for private sector participation in the power sector and assess the potential application and benefits specific to Azerbaijan. It is structured as a sequential program of tasks. Phase 1 includes the identification of the benefits of private sector participation in the power sector and any current restrictions, followed by the recommendation of a road map for private sector participation. In parallel, a detailed review of the existing policy, legal, and regulatory framework will be undertaken, and recommendations provided to enable private sector participation. Once the Government commences the implementation of Phase 1 recommendations, one or more demonstration project(s) will be identified and structured under Phase 2 of the TA.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Government's annual budget cannot meet the total projected investments required to efficiently deliver electricity to all customers and meet the country's socioeconomic development targets. Enabling private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector will assist the Government meet the significant investment requirements for the sector, improve overall sector efficiency, and prepare a pilot project to catalyze potential future power sector reforms.|
|Impact||Private sector participation in the power sector promoted.|
|Description of Outcome||The business environment for private sector participation in the power sector is improved.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Phase 1 of the TA commenced in March 2015 and was completed in February 2016. The Government has implemented certain Phase 1 recommendations and has established a Working Group to select a demonstration project to be implemented under Phase 2.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Road Map for private sector participation in Azerbaijan's power sector
Report recommending policy, legal, and regulatory changes required to create enabling environment
Project structure and development plan for a demonstration private sector participation project
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Phase 1 has been completed with the submission of a Road Map and a Report recommending changes to create the proper enabling environment.
Work on Phase 2 will commence upon Government selection of a demonstration project with private sector participation.
At the request of the Government, the TA completion date has been extended until 30 June 2018.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders have been suitably consulted during project design (i.e., during reconnaissance and fact-finding missions).|
|During Project Implementation||A stakeholder communication and management plan has been developed during the early stages of implementation to ensure effective stakeholder participation and consultation throughout project implementation.|
An international firm has been selected and has been mobilized.
The firm of consultants (or consortium) has been recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2013, as amended from time to time) using Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (with 90:10 Technical: Financial ratio) and simplified technical proposal. The firm will provide 9.25 person-months inputs of international and 9 person-months inputs of national consultants.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Fong Chin Choon|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Office of the Director General, CWRD|
Ministry of Finance
83, Same Vurgun Street AZ1022 Baku, Azerbaijan
|Concept Clearance||10 Apr 2014|
|Approval||26 Sep 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|26 Sep 2014||24 Oct 2014||24 Oct 2014||30 Apr 2016||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|800,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||26 Sep 2014||622,062.53|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jan 2019|
|Preparing an Enabling Environment for Private Sector Participation in the Power Sector: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Sep 2014|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Policy and Advisory||Technical Assistance 8730||03 Feb 2015||Power Planning Associates Ltd. (United Kingdom) in association with Dentons Ukmea LLP (United Kingdom)||Old Bakery Mews, 156-B Rectory Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8AL, United Kingdom||Ministry of Finance||723,377.00||—|
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