The investment program aims to improve the financial viability of Pakistan's power distribution sector. By introducing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to power distribution companies (DISCOs) throughout Pakistan, the investment program would (i) reduce power distribution losses, and improve revenue collection; (ii) reduce power outages by enhancing load control and load management; (iii) provide automated power consumption data; (iv) modernize the electricity metering and billing system; and (v) improve customer services by installation of customer information system (CIS). An MFF is proposed for this investment. The rollout of the AMI will be in phases covering various DISCOs of Pakistan.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
AMI aims at: (i) reducing distribution losses and improving revenue collection, (ii) enhancing load control and load management, (iii) providing automated consumption data collection of all customers, and (iv) modernizing the electricity metering and billing system. The investment program will provide funds for metering, communication and billing systems including installation and supporting infrastructure.
Financial viability of the power distribution sector improved (program-defined).
Consulting firms, as well as individual experts, will be recruited for preparing the next tranches, project monitoring and supervision, and for capacity development, using the quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20) for firms and quality-based selection for individual experts, following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
The indicative procurement method for the turnkey contract will be international competitive bidding, following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The project envisages advance contracting for the turnkey contract and the consulting services. Retroactive financing of up to 20% of the ADB loan amounts for each tranche for eligible expenditure incurred up to 12 months prior to the date of signing of each tranche will be considered subject to preparedness of the project and availability of counterpart funds.
MFF Facility Concept 0089-PAK: MFF Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Ordinary capital resources US$ 970.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: Second Power Distribution Enhancement Investment Program
To be determined US$ 100.00 million
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Responsible ADB Officer Tareen, Adnan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Ministry of Water and Power
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