Project Details
Establishment of the CAREC Members Electricity Regulators Forum
Country:Regional
Sector:Energy
Summary:The goal of the technical assistance (TA) is the promotion of regional trade and cooperation, private sector investment, and infrastructure development in the energy sectors in East and Central Asia by advancing regulation of the electricity sector in a harmonized fashion.
Expected Outcome:The expected outcomes were (i) improved regulatory capacity in the selected focus areas, reflecting a better understanding of the economic incentives created by regulatory decisions; and (ii) acceptance and support of the forum by the CAREC countries.
Expected Outputs:The key outputs expected were the organization of the forum's second annual meeting in Kazakhstan, and the analyses of five regionally relevant regulatory topics (i) tariff structures and options - in collaboration with Tajikistan; (ii) privatization of distribution company management - in collaboration with Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia; (iii) regional database of power utility costs - in collaboration with Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China (PRC), Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, and Tajikistan; (iv) pricing of ancillary services, in collaboration with PRC; and (v) risk sharing under power purchase agreements, in collaboration with Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
Date Approved:2005
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2006
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $500,000
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility: $342,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report