Armenia: Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation

Nonsovereign Project | 50146-001

Project Name Distribution Network Rehabilitation, Efficiency Improvement, and Augmentation
Project Number 50146-001
Borrower / Company Electric Networks of Armenia CJSC
Country / Economy 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 Portfolio Management Division, PSOD
Responsible ADB Officer Mokroussov, Sergey
Project Sponsor(s) Liormand Holdings Limited
Tashir Capital JSC
Objectives and Scope The project contributes to government goals of supporting the development, adoption, and implementation of energy efficiency projects.
Status of Development Objectives The project has met its development objectives.
Status of Operation/Construction

This project is one of several phases of ENA's investment program to rehabilitate and renovate network equipment, provide connections to new subscribers and introduce automated control and metering systems. The investment program was initially approved as a five-year program and later extended to cover the period 2016-2027. This project is considered as Phase 1 of the program and was implemented in 2016-2020.

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) was adopted 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 and will not lead to any involuntary resettlement impact. ENA as part of its site selection process avoids land acquisition and locates its facilities on government lands.

The corporate and site audits of ENA's operations confirmed that ENA has not undertaken any private land acquisition and that project activities did not lead to any involuntary resettlement impact.

Indigenous Peoples The improvements under the investment program did not lead to any physical or economic displacement of indigenous peoples as defined in the SPS. IPs are not present within the footprints of ENA's facilities and distribution networks.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation ENA's environmental and social management system (ESMS) 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 22 Jun 2022

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