Uzbekenergo, Uzbek State Joint Stock Company, in order to reduce revenue losses in residential and small-scale customer sectors electricity distribution, decided to implement the “Advanced Electricity Metering Project” receiving the funding of the Asian Development Bank and World Bank. At the end of the project about 6 millions of Smart Meters will be installed.
The first implementation of this project concerns Samarkand, Bukhara and Jizzakh regions. This part of the project is financed by ADB and will allow the installation of about 1 Million of Smart Meters.
What we have done
CESI, winning an high level international competition, has been awarded the technical assistance for the first part of the project providing the following consulting services:
Development of a comprehensive project plan covering the project time schedule, payment procedures, and quality assurance program.
Assistance to the Uzbekenergo Project Management Unit (PMU) for the correct preparation of the operating procedures.
Support to PMU during the procurement process, both for reviewing technical specifications and cost estimation.
Support of the evaluation process.
Support during contract(s) finalization.
Preparation of an “impact evaluation report” that will study the effects of the AEM on both consumers-households and business.
During the next two phases will be provided the following services:
Assistance for the monitoring of Project costs, quality and schedule of Contractors’ works and deliverables.
Commissioning and Testing/ acceptance/ payment.
Supervision during defects liability period.
Indication of the recommendations for the correct implementation of the “Gender Action Plan And Public Information Program”.
Indication of the recommendations for the correct implementation of the “Customer information dissemination Program”.
Knowledge transfer to Uzbekenergo.
Preparation of the Project completion report.
AEM allows to the Client to have an appropriate accounting for every unit of power consumed, which is essential for minimizing commercial losses and identifying upgrades that would result in a lower technical loss. The project has also contributed to improving energy efficiency, and helps to reduce commercial losses and improve collection efficiency of electricity revenue.