Strengthening Electricity and Heat Supply Network in Ulaanbaatar (ADB-46343-001)

  • Mongolia
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  • Energy
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$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 160.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description
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The project will develop and upgrade associated downstream facilities for electricity and heat evacuation for the combined heat and power plant number 5 (CHP 5), which is being developed through a public-private partnership modality. Together with the proposed CHP 5, it ensures reliable electricity and heat delivery not only to existing customers but also to as-yet unserved communities and entities in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.

The proposed project comprises of (i) 220 kilovolt electricity transmission system development, (ii) electricity distribution system rehabilitation and upgrading which include an installation of advanced transformer technology for effective energy loss reduction, and (iii) heat transmission system development. The project will construct the essential electricity and heat transmission infrastructure to connect CHP to existing electricity grid and heating network to ensure full electricity and heat evacuation for CHP 5 in an efficient and reliable manner. Upon successful completion together with CHP 5 in 2020, it annually delivers up to 4,424 kilo giga calorie (kGcal) of heat to the densely populated central business district and the eastern districts having no access to central heating system, and up to 3,301 gigawatt hour (GWh) of electricity to central energy system including Ulaanbaatar.


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Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism US$ 10.00 million

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Ministry of Energy
Government Building 14, Khan-Uul District
Chinggis Avenue, 3-r khoroo
Ulaanbaatar, 17060 Mongolia

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