Uzbekistan: Partial Credit Guarantee Facility for Uzbekistan Solar PPP Program

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 54056-001

ADB was appointed as a Transaction Advisor to develop sustainable project structures and replicable project templates for 1GW solar power plants, which is part of Government's broader 5GW solar energy development strategy by 2030. All subprojects will be developed following an independent power producer (IPP) scheme where a private entity will generate electricity for sale to the power off-taker and recover the operating and investment costs through the electricity tariff. As an IPP will design, finance, build, own, operate and maintain the solar power plants, contracting an IPP avoids the financial pressure for the government to construct and own power plants requiring a vast outlay of initial capital. In many other countries, IPPs are playing crucial roles in adding the power generation capacity and providing security of energy supply with well-structured contractual arrangements and risks allocation.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Seung Duck
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Partial Credit Guarantee Facility for Uzbekistan Solar PPP Program
Project Number 54056-001
Borrower/Company
Country Uzbekistan
Location Nation-wide
Type or Modality of Assistance
Other USD 0.00 Proposed
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Seung Duck
Project Sponsor(s)
Description ADB was appointed as a Transaction Advisor to develop sustainable project structures and replicable project templates for 1GW solar power plants, which is part of Government's broader 5GW solar energy development strategy by 2030. All subprojects will be developed following an independent power producer (IPP) scheme where a private entity will generate electricity for sale to the power off-taker and recover the operating and investment costs through the electricity tariff. As an IPP will design, finance, build, own, operate and maintain the solar power plants, contracting an IPP avoids the financial pressure for the government to construct and own power plants requiring a vast outlay of initial capital. In many other countries, IPPs are playing crucial roles in adding the power generation capacity and providing security of energy supply with well-structured contractual arrangements and risks allocation.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects All safeguards issues will be addressed in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement 2009. A safeguard due diligence was conducted for the first tranche project to assess, address and mitigate all impacts from the construction and operation of solar PV plant. The first tranche is categorized _B_ for the environment. A detailed biodiversity assessment will confirm any impact on habitats of conservation value.
Involuntary Resettlement The first tranche is categorized _B_ for the involuntary resettlement, and _C_ for indigenous people.
Indigenous Peoples The first tranche is categorized _C_ for the indigenous people.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance -
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval -
Last PDS Update 06 Jul 2020

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