MFF Power Transmission Enhancement Investment Program II Tranche 3 (ADB-48078-005)

Countries
  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 28, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Pakistan
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Sectors
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 284.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 280.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 4.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 20, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2018


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Project Description

According to the bank website, the project will support the National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) in meeting the electricity demand of 1,150 MW efficiently and reliably at loan centers in Punjab Province by deploying high-level technologies and climate-change-resilient transmission systems. Tranche 3 will support installation of 500 kV substation in Lahore North, 500 kV switching station near Maira, 220 kV substation near Jauharabad, and 194 km of associated new transmission lines in Punjab and reconductoring of 44 km of transmission lines with high-temperature, low-sag (HTLS) conductors near Lahore. Tranche 3 will support the first large-scale grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot project in Pakistan, which will provide subsecond frequency regulation. This pilot project will use wind power to help the NTDC comply with frequency requirements in the existing Grid Code, and will supplement the functions of the supervisory-control and data-acquisition system being upgraded under Tranche 2. The BESS pilot project will recommend on the (i) revision of the Grid Code for better frequency compliance; and (ii) development of a commercial ancillary services market. Tranche 3 will promote the deployment of HTLS conductors, which can operate at higher ambient temperatures within the required vertical clearance. Tranche 3 will also support the replacement of porcelain insulators with a fog-resistant type, such as glass or composite insulators, which are expected to perform better in heavily polluted areas.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Lei
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited
WAPDA House, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Lahore, Pakistan

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