50146-001: Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation | Asian Development Bank

Armenia: Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 50146-001 Status: Approved

Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) is undertaking a five-year investment program to rehabilitate and renovate network equipment, provide connections to new subscribers and introduce automated control and metering systems. This is aimed at quality improvement of the distribution services, reduction of electricity losses and operational expenses, improvement of technical maintenance and safety conditions, modernization of the metering system, rehabilitation, reinforcement and augmentation of the distribution network, connecting new costumers, the introduction of international standards of management and an automated control system.

Project Details

Project Officer
Patil, Avesh Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
Country
  • Armenia
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation
Project Number 50146-001
Borrower/Company Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC
Country Armenia
Location Armenia
Type or Modality of Assistance
3540 Loan Ordinary capital resources USD 80.00 million Committed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Patil, Avesh
Project Sponsor(s) Liormand Holdings Limited
Tashir Capital JSC
Description Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) is undertaking a five-year investment program to rehabilitate and renovate network equipment, provide connections to new subscribers and introduce automated control and metering systems. This is aimed at quality improvement of the distribution services, reduction of electricity losses and operational expenses, improvement of technical maintenance and safety conditions, modernization of the metering system, rehabilitation, reinforcement and augmentation of the distribution network, connecting new costumers, the introduction of international standards of management and an automated control system.
Objectives and Scope The project contributes to government goals of supporting the development, adoption, and implementation of energy efficiency projects.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is consistent with the Midterm Review on Strategy 2020, which includes a focus on private sector development and operations, and infrastructure development. ADB''s support for the project is in line with its country partnership strategy for Armenia, 2014-2018 that supports energy security by diversifying energy sources and rehabilitating and upgrading electricity transmission and distribution networks.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The potential environmental, health and safety risks and impacts of the investments are expected to be generally site-specific, reversible, and mostly associated with decommissioning, reconstruction, installation as well as operation and maintenance. These typically include issues on occupational and community health and safety, noise and vibration, soil erosion due to soil excavations, and management of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. An Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) will be developed to incorporate operational procedures and management measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for the adverse impacts of the investments.
Involuntary Resettlement

The rehabilitation, efficiency improvement and capacity expansion of the existing distribution network will be carried out within the premises of the existing of the facilities, without need for any additional land acquisition. ENA as part of its site selection process avoids land acquisition and locates its facilities on government lands. Involuntary resettlement impacts are therefore not triggered.

The corporate and site audits of ENA's operations confirmed that ENA has not undertaken private land acquisition or involuntary resettlement for its facilities till date.

Indigenous Peoples The improvements proposed under the investment program will be implemented within the footprints of existing facilities or on government lands, where there are no concentrations or clusters of indigenous peoples. Impacts on indigenous peoples are not expected.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation ENA''s environmental and social management system (ESMS) will include provisions and procedures for stakeholder engagement, community consultation and grievance resolution in its operations.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2016
Credit Committee Meeting 15 May 2017
Approval 27 Jun 2017
Last PDS Update 05 Mar 2018

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