|Title:||Power Sector Master Plan - Power Generation Efficiency Improvement Project|
|Dates:||August, 2018 - May, 2019|
The objective of the assignment is to provide technical assistance (TA) for the preparation of a Master Plan to address peak demand growth. The TA aims to assist the government of Uzbekistan and Uzbekenergo with the preparation of the government''s investment plan, including a review of project readiness and potential safeguard issues. The Master Plan will further identify the short-term priority investment projects urgently needed for the improved reliability of power supply, which will eventually be included in the government and Uzbekenergo''s investment program. The technical assistance comprises the following:
i. review the national investment plan in terms of the long-term power supply-demand balance;
ii. identify major load centres and problems of balancing electricity supply and demand;
iii. analyse scenarios for the increased distributed generation resources; and
iv. conduct least-cost analysis among the various technology options and investment projects.
The expected outputs of the project are described below:
a) identification of future load centres and forecasts of electricity demand for the next 20 years;
b) a strategy for meeting such increasing demand including an analysis of domestic fuel sources and consideration of the balance between energy security and regional cooperation;
c) a transmission grid development plan for interconnecting generation facilities with expected load centres to meet the forecast demand; and
d)a capacity development component under which Uzbekenergo staff will be trained to continually update the master plan after the study.