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

  • Sri Lanka
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2017
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.75 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 25, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed 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
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Ceylon Electricity Board Client -
- - - - Lanka Electricity Company (Private) Ltd. Client -

Contact Information
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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


The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main

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