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Uzbekistan: Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54408-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Suh, Yun Ji Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Uzbekistan
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy
Project Number 54408-001
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6637-UZB: Promoting Distributed Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Enhanced Access to Energy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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).
Impact Enabling conditions for accelerated development of renewable energy resources created.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enabling environment for distributed solar PV development established.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
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
Business Opportunities
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 quality cost 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 Suh, Yun Ji
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Oct 2020
Fact Finding 29 Sep 2020 to 12 Oct 2020
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2020

TA 6637-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 30 Sep 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 07 Dec 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Distributed Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems in Uzbekistan Firm - Consulting Closed 11 Dec 2020 15 Jan 2021

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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