Georgia : Nenskra Hydropower Project
ADB is considering financing construction, operation, and maintenance of a conventional reservoir-type hydropower plant, with an installed capacity of 280 megawatts (MW), located in the Nenskra and Nakra valleys of northwestern Georgia
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|Project Name||Nenskra Hydropower Project|
|Borrower / Company||Joint Stock Company Nenskra Hydro
|Country / Economy||Georgia
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Large hydropower generation
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 1|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Aoki, Ichiro|
|Project Sponsor(s)||KOREA WATER RESOURCES CORPORATION
|Description||ADB is considering financing construction, operation, and maintenance of a conventional reservoir-type hydropower plant, with an installed capacity of 280 megawatts (MW), located in the Nenskra and Nakra valleys of northwestern Georgia|
|Objectives and Scope||Georgia, while being a power exporter in the wet' summer months, is suffering from acute electricity shortage in dry' winter months since as nearly 80% of the country's electricity supply comes from hydropower plants (HPPs). During the dry' periods, the country relies on thermal power that runs on imported oil and gas. In an attempt to reduce the country's dependence on imported fuel, and tap into its tremendous but underdeveloped hydropower resources, the government of Georgia (GOG) has been promoting the development of HPPs.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is fully aligned with Strategy 2020 as it belongs to one of ADB's core areas of operations (infrastructure) and is structured on a PPP basis. The project is also in line with Country Partnership Strategy, 2014-2018, for Georgia as it contributes to sustainable economic growth by increasing power supply through the use of an indigenous and clean source of energy; and private sector development by easing power shortages which constrain economic activity.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Potential risks to the environment include construction and operation activities that could lead to impacts on biodiversity, aquatic ecology, and worker and community health and safety if not properly managed.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Permanent and temporary land take for the project will affect 80 households in Nenskra and Nakra valleys. Out of 80 households, 23 households are expected to have significant impacts because they will lose 10% or more of their productive assets (income generating). A Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan has been prepared. Physical displacement was avoided by changing the design and location of various project facilities.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The supplementary social impact assessment confirms that there are no indigenous peoples communities in the project locations that will be impacted which could trigger ADB's safeguard requirements on indigenous peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||A Stakeholder Engagement Plan has been developed. Consultations have been conducted from 2016 to 2017 in the course of preparing the supplementary studies. Further consultations will be conducted with stakeholders, including affected peoples, municipalities, and NGOs. These consultations will also continue during implementation phase of the project.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||21 Mar 2017|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Nov 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan||Resettlement Plans||Nov 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment||Environment and Social Impact Assessments||Nov 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Fish, Invertebrates and Otter Monitoring Report||Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports||Nov 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan Compliance Audit Report||Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports||Nov 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment||Environment and Social Impact Assessments||Mar 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Draft Land Acquisition and Livelihood Restoration Plan||Resettlement Plans||Mar 2017|
|Nenskra Hydropower Project: Environmental and Social Compliance Audit Report||Environmental Assessment and Measures||Jun 2016|
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A request for compliance review was forwarded to the Compliance Review Panel (CRP) on 07 December 2017 for the proposed private sector loan on the Nenskra Hydropower Project. In accordance with the Accountability Mechanism Policy (AMP) and its operational policies and procedures, the CRP initially assessed this and determined that it was within the mandate of the compliance review function and thus proceeded to an assessment of whether the Project should be declared eligible for compliance review.