Uzbekistan: Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy
The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will promote the development of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Uzbekistan. The country's vast renewable energy resources are largely underdeveloped. The TA will (i) support the development of the government's sector strategy for distributed solar systems to improve the quality of electricity supply in remote regions and to scale up distributed solar systems through private investments; (ii) install a 20-kilowatt (kW) distributed solar PV system to demonstrate the technical feasibility and socioeconomic benefits; and (iii) strengthen institutional capacity through hands-on training in planning, designing, implementing, and operating the distributed solar PV systems. Expansion of distributed solar PV systems will enhance energy access and fulfill the government's commitment to mitigate climate change impacts.
Santiago, Catherine B.
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy|
|Country / Economy||Uzbekistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (KSTA) will promote the development of distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Uzbekistan. The country's vast renewable energy resources are largely underdeveloped. The TA will (i) support the development of the government's sector strategy for distributed solar systems to improve the quality of electricity supply in remote regions and to scale up distributed solar systems through private investments; (ii) install a 20-kilowatt (kW) distributed solar PV system to demonstrate the technical feasibility and socioeconomic benefits; and (iii) strengthen institutional capacity through hands-on training in planning, designing, implementing, and operating the distributed solar PV systems. Expansion of distributed solar PV systems will enhance energy access and fulfill the government's commitment to mitigate climate change impacts.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA is included in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country operations business plan for Uzbekistan, 2021-2023 as an ongoing program for 2020. The TA is aligned with the Energy Policy 2009 and Strategy 2030 operational priorities 1 (addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities); 2 (accelerating progress in gender equality); 3 (tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability); and 6 (strengthening governance and institutional capacity).|
Enabling conditions for accelerated development of renewable energy resources created.
|Description of Outcome||
Enabling environment for distributed solar PV development established.
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Adequate regulatory frameworks to promote distributed solar PV system developed
Distributed solar PV systems applications supported.
Institutional capacity in designing, constructing, and operating distributed solar PV systems strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
An inception mission was fielded from 14-24 June 2021 and met with with stakeholders/government.
A meeting was held on 2 December 2021 to present an overview of the existing DPV mechanism used, an overview_of the experience and lessons learned from other countries, and potential DPV method for Uzbekistan.
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. A firm, consisting of international and national experts, will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a 90:10 qualitycost ratio so as to prioritize the quality of the consultant's proposed methodology and specialized knowledge and experience. ADB will use individual consultant selection to engage any consultants needed at a later stage.|
|Procurement||Procurement for the pilot project will be undertaken by the TA consultant on behalf of ADB following ADB's Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), in collaboration with the implementing agency. The TA consultant will sign the contract on behalf of ADB. The size and cost of the pilot project will be confirmed pending required due diligence during TA implementation to determine the optimum configuration, design, and components of the pilot project. Pilot project costs will not exceed 30% of the TA amount.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Santiago, Catherine B.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, CWRD|
Joint Stock Company National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan (formerly Joint Stock Company National Electric Networks of Uzbekistan)
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade (MIFT)
|Concept Clearance||28 Oct 2020|
|Fact Finding||29 Sep 2020 to 12 Oct 2020|
|Approval||07 Dec 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Apr 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|07 Dec 2020||29 Dec 2020||29 Dec 2020||30 Sep 2022||30 Sep 2023||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|350,000.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,350,000.00||07 Sep 2022||194,554.71|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2020|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National TA/Project Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Jan 2022||04 Feb 2022|
|Distributed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems in Uzbekistan||Firm - Consulting||Closed||11 Dec 2020||15 Jan 2021|
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