Timor-Leste: Electricity System Strengthening and Sustainability Program

Sovereign Project | 49177-001

The proposed investment program will finance investments in Electricidade de Timor-Leste (EDTL) Timor-Leste's state-run electric utility) to improve electricity service reliability, expand access to modern energy services, and improve performance of EDTL's management, maintenance, and revenue-collection systems throughout Timor-Leste. Achievement of these objectives will substantially reduce the fiscal drain of the power sector on Timor-Leste's budget. Investments will be financed consistent with a sector development strategy and investment roadmap, to be prepared as a key output of project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA).

Project Name Electricity System Strengthening and Sustainability Program
Project Number 49177-001
Country Timor-Leste
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9075-TIM: Electricity System Strengthening and Sustainability Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas 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 The proposed investment program will finance investments in Electricidade de Timor-Leste (EDTL) Timor-Leste's state-run electric utility) to improve electricity service reliability, expand access to modern energy services, and improve performance of EDTL's management, maintenance, and revenue-collection systems throughout Timor-Leste. Achievement of these objectives will substantially reduce the fiscal drain of the power sector on Timor-Leste's budget. Investments will be financed consistent with a sector development strategy and investment roadmap, to be prepared as a key output of project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The principal weaknesses in the power sector are the high cost of generation, inefficient distribution, low level of revenue generation, ongoing need for substantial fiscal subsidies, and excessive technical and non-technical network losses. These problems are, to some extent, the result of other weaknesses in the institutional, legal and regulatory environment, namely the absence of proper commercial practices within EDTL and poor implementation of the legal and regulatory frameworks for the sector.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TA Consulting firm has been mobilized last March 2017. The consultant has finalized the reports and recommendations which will be presented to the government of Timor-Leste sometime in January 2019.
Procurement No procurement activity under this TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Trainor, James Michael
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Works
Mercado Lama, Caicoli
Dili, Timor-Leste
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Jan 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

TA 9075-TIM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jan 2016 21 Apr 2016 21 Apr 2016 31 Aug 2016 31 Mar 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 29 Sep 2021 997,675.00

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9075 16 Mar 2017 Tetra Tech ES, Inc. (United States) in Association with Castlerock Consulting Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) | 4601 N Fairfax Drive Suite 601 Arlington Va 22203, Usa Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications 999,988.00

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