Digitize to Decarbonize--Power Transmission Grid Enhancement (ADB-52322-004)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Tashkent, Fergana, Samarkand, Bukhara, Navoiy, Kashkadarya, and Surkhandarya
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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
Jul 7, 2023
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Government of Uzbekistan
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  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 125.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 125.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 23, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jul 7, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the ADB, Digitize to Decarbonize - Power Transmission Grid Enhancement Project aims to support the low-carbon transition and green economy development agenda of the Government of Uzbekistan by (i) enhancing reliability and stability of the power transmission grid, (ii) increasing operational efficiency and improving monitoring and control of the power system by introducing modern digital and telecom technologies, (iii) reducing the number of system blackouts, (iv) reducing transmission losses, and (v) supporting the prioritized government reform of state-owned enterprises by enhancing the corporate governance of Joint Stock Company National Electricity Grid of Uzbekistan.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The ADB categorized the project as follows:

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the company's website, the joint-stock company «National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan» was established in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated March 27, 2019 No. PP-4249 «On the Strategy for the Further Development and Reformation of the Electric Power Industry in the Republic of Uzbekistan». «National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan» JSC is part of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - JSC National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan Contractor Energy

Contact Information
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Executing Agency - JSC National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistonmet):

Address: Osiyo str. 42, Yunusobod district, Tashkent, 100084
Website: https://www.uzbekistonmet.uz/en

Feruz Kurbanov - Deputy Chairman
Phone: +998-71-236-0890
Email: f.qurbonov@uzbekistonmet.uz

Umid Turayev - PMU Manager
Phone: +998-71-236-66-16
Email: negupmu.adb@gmail.com

ADB Team Leaders:

Joonho Hwang - Director, Energy Division, CWEN
Phone: +63-2-8632-6387
Email: jhwang@adb.org

Nana Gurgenidze - Energy Specialist, CWEN
Phone: +63-2-8632-1103
Email: ngurgenidze@adb.org

Enrico Pinali - Officer-in-Charge, URM
Phone: +99878 1401920
Email: epinali@adb.org


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