Power Sector Improvement Project (formerly Transmission and Distribution Metering Project)


The project includes

  • an automated metering and data acquisition system, which will bring transparency to wholesale electricity transactions between the unbundled power companies, and to regional power trade;
  • substation rehabilitation by replacing dilapidated circuit breakers and instrument transformers that have reached their economic lives, are technologically obsolete, or do not meet the accuracy requirement for regional power trade;
  • communications and supervisory control and data acquisition system, which will link seven major substations (estimated) and the control centers via optical fiber, enabling the system operator to dispatch more efficiently, based on real-time data;
  • study on the settlement mechanism for wholesale electricity transactions in order to improve the commercial performance of the utilities and streamline contractual and settlement arrangements for regional power trade; and
  • corporate and financial management capacity building for the National Electric Grid of Kyrgyzstan (NEGK).

Expected Outcome

The project will boost energy security and regional power trade, and strengthen reliability of national and regional power systems in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia.

Expected Outputs

  • Automated metering and data acquisition system developed and operational.
  • Rehabilitated substation.
  • Communications and supervisory control and data acquisition system operational.
  • Settlement mechanism study.
  • Capacity development of NEGK.

Project Types

Grant, Loan


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 28.1 Grant
Asian Development Bank 16.7 Loan
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic 11.2
Total 56