49240-002: Uch-Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project (formerly Energy Sector Project) | Asian Development Bank

Kyrgyz Republic: Uch-Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project (formerly Energy Sector Project)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49240-002 Status: Proposed

The project will (i) modernize Uch Kurgan hydropower plant (HPP) to address reliability, safety, and efficiency of the oldest hydropower plant along the Naryn cascade in the Jalal-Abad province; (ii) develop and commission a new small HPP on Uch Kurgan irrigation canal; and (iii) improve capacity to operate small HPPs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hasnie, Sohail Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Uch-Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project (formerly Energy Sector Project)
Project Number 49240-002
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Uch Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project (formerly Energy Sector Project)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 40.00 million
Loan: Uch Kurgan Hydropower Plant Modernization Project (formerly Energy Sector Project)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 60.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Large hydropower generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will (i) modernize Uch Kurgan hydropower plant (HPP) to address reliability, safety, and efficiency of the oldest hydropower plant along the Naryn cascade in the Jalal-Abad province; (ii) develop and commission a new small HPP on Uch Kurgan irrigation canal; and (iii) improve capacity to operate small HPPs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project aims to (i) increase supply of renewable energy to national and regional power systems, (ii) improve energy security by enhancing supply reliability, and (iii) enhance understanding on sustainable clean energy development and climate change adaptation, and mitigation measures. Fully modernized Uch Kurgan HPP will results in (i) additional 451 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per year with 20% efficiency increased; (ii) live reservoir volume increased from 7 million cubic meter to 22 million cubic meter; and (iii) 52,428 tons CO2 emission reductions per annum.
Impact Operational performance of Kyrgyz Republic power sector improved (Concept for Development of Energy Sector of The Kyrgyz Republic 2030)
Outcome Naryn River Cascade hydropower generation performance improved
Outputs

Uch Kurgan HPP facility modernized

EPP commitment to operational sustainability and diversity reinforced

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment was conducted in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS 2009). Anticipated environmental impacts of the project are related to construction and rehabilitation of dam structures. The project complies with public disclosure and consultation requirements. An initial environmental examination (IEE) including an EMP was prepared and disclosed on 26 Sep 2018. The IEE will be updated by the EA as needed.
Involuntary Resettlement During the project preparation stage, it was confirmed that all the civil works will be implemented within the confines of the existing Uch-Kurgan HPP where no land acquisition or livelihood impacts will occur and that all the lands for sediment disposal sites are public lands. Public consultation was conducted in August 2018 and Grievance Redress Mechanism was prepared which will be functional once the project is approved.
Indigenous Peoples Any of the project components will neither impact any community of indigenous people, groups, or ethnic minorities nor interfere with their territories, livelihoods, customary properties, or natural / cultural resources.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder consultation was conducted during project design especially during the IEE preparation.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation and participation will be promoted throughout project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Consulting services under the project includes: (i) Project Implementation Consultant; EPP PIU individual consultants; EPP women Engineers program; and external audit.

All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). External auditing and public information program consultants will be selected using least-cost selection (LCS). PIU support consultant will be recruited using individual consultants selection (ICS).

Procurement

Procurement packages will include: (i) Dredging equipment and related services; (ii) Civil structure repair and dam monitoring system; and (iii) Electromechanical generation equipment and hydraulic steel structure.

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

Responsible ADB Officer Hasnie, Sohail
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
OJSC Electric Power Plants
326 Jibek Jolu Prospect,
Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Apr 2017
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018
MRM 15 Oct 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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