Power System Reliability Strengthening Project (ADB-51122-001)

  • Sri Lanka
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Dec 11, 2017
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Energy
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$ 1.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Sep 25, 2018

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Project Description

According to the ADB document, "the objectives of the project are to undertake study on power supply reliability and protection development; and to conduct technical, economic, financial, safeguards and governance due diligence, prepare project cost estimates, procurement plan and implementation schedule." The project locations include: Anuradhapura, Chunnakam, Hambantota, Homagama, Kalawana, Kandy, Kerawalapitiya, Rajagiriya, Tissamaharama, Vavuniya, Victoria Randenigala and Rantambe Sanctuary.

Two separate consulting firms will be selected for (i) undertaking study on power supply reliability and protection development (Part A), and (ii) conducting project preparatory due diligence (Part B). The TRTA will require total of 58 person-months of consulting services (34 international and 24 national) in the areas of (i) Part A: power system modeling and analysis, power system protection, and power system operation with intermittent renewable (wind and solar) integration, transmission and generation planning and operation, and (ii) Part B: power system engineering, transmission and distribution, economics, financial analysis, environmental and social safeguards, procurement and others.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Officer: Zhou, Aiming
Responsible ADB Department: South Asia Department

Executing Agencies
Ceylon Electricity Board
3rd Floor, G.O.B.A. Bldg.
#50,Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka

Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Ltd.
411 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka


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