Samarkand Solar Power Project
The Assignment has three main components: (i) project management and supervision services for the construction of a 100 MWe grid-connected crystalline silicon PV power plant with fixed tilt assembly including 110 kV transmission and support facilities in Samarkand, Uzbekistan; (ii) institutional capacity development for the state owned electricity monopoly Uzbekenergo, and, (iii) institutional capacity development for solar energy stakeholders in Uzbekistan.
Due to the change of priorities of GoU, the project was cancelled/put on hold. Therefore, Consultant’s services were fulfilled only partially vs the original TOR, as elaborated below.
- Conducted the Inception Mission and prepared the Project Implementation Plan
- Prepared the revised draft DBO (Design, Build, Operate) contract
- Assisted the Client in negotiating and the award of the DBO contract
- Supported the PMU in preparation and submission of environmental and social monitoring report as per ADB requirements
- Conducted extensive stakeholder consultation and capacity needs assessment for capacity building component
Prepared extensive Capacity Development Plan with 2mln USD budget (excluding budget for key expert resource personnel). The CDP considered the following key deliverables:
- 5 Trainings and Seminars with at least 100 Uzbekenergo staff and experts, including 100% women staff in relevant departments
- 10 Solar Capacity Development Activities (training, workshops, and technical visits) for at least 150 participants from 10 solar energy stakeholders, including at least 10% women
- 3 Training Workshops for at least 30 participants from 10 manufacturing industries and entrepreneurs, including at least 10% women
- 2 International Solar Conferences in Tashkent and Samarkand
- 4 International Study Tours/Technical Visits for Uzbekenergo and key stakeholders
- 4 International Solar Conference Visits for Uzbekenergo and key stakeholders
- 2 Environmental, Social & Gender Workshops for at least 20 staff and experts and 2 Info Campaigns to increase women’s participation in solar energy development