Uzbekistan: Power Sector Reform Support Program

Sovereign Project | 54269-003

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) will provide critical policy advisory, legal and analytical support, and capacity building for the government to pursue the restructuring of the power sector aimed at enabling competition and creating a conducive environment for private investment. The TA will (i) improve regulatory and legislative framework to deepen the power sector reform and expand private sector participation, and (ii) develop a distribution sector development strategy and master plan to identify priority investment pipelines for potential public and private sector investments.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Seung Duck
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    2 October 2021
  • Country
    Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Power Sector Reform Support Program
Project Number 54269-003
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6787-UZB: Power Sector Reform Support Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Cooperation Fund for Project Preparation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in Other Specific Asian Countries US$ 500,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) will provide critical policy advisory, legal and analytical support, and capacity building for the government to pursue the restructuring of the power sector aimed at enabling competition and creating a conducive environment for private investment. The TA will (i) improve regulatory and legislative framework to deepen the power sector reform and expand private sector participation, and (ii) develop a distribution sector development strategy and master plan to identify priority investment pipelines for potential public and private sector investments.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA will help the government (i) pursue the implementation of the power sector reform and preparation of subprogram 2, (ii) develop an investment program for the distribution sector, (iii) explore PPP modalities in the distribution sector, and (iv) build up capacity to implement the ensuing projects. All outputs produced under the TA will be provided to AFD's technical assistance for electricity sector greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling up to 2050 under pillar 3 to set a new target for GHG reduction and future Nationally Determined Contributions. The modernization of the distribution network and reduction of high technical losses are among the important climate change mitigation measures in the energy sector. The master plan will help address climate change challenges that may constrain long-term investments and explore climate-resilient pathways in the long-term sector development strategy.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Seung Duck
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Joint-Stock Company - Regional Electric Power Networks
66, Mustakillik str. Tashkent
Ministry for Foreign Trade
51, Istiqlol Street , 100047, Tashkent
Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, 100047, Tashkent, st. Isticball, 21
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 02 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Oct 2021

TA 6787-UZB

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 - 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Power Sector Reform Support Program: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2021

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