The proposed project consists of construction of a new 750 kV power transmission line.
This public sector project involves the construction and operation of two new transmission lines: the 750 kV Rivne NPP – Kyiv transmission line of the total length 353 km and the 135 km 750 kV Khmelnytsk NPP - Chernobyl NPP line diversion to Kyiv substation.
The line and the diversion will be constructed along new routes and as part of the assessment a number of alternative routes were considered.
The objective of this project is to increase the reliability of power supply to consumers in Kiev region and improve the overall stability of the grid system. Increased reliability of the power system will increase overall sector efficiency will thus have indirect environmental benefits and facilitate international co-operation in the sector.
The transition impact potential stems primarily from (i) support of Ukrainian energy system stability and reliability; (ii) considerable energy efficiency improvements for the entire energy sector; (iii) reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and (iv) assisting in the tariff reform process for the Ukrainian electricity transmission sector.
Ukrenergo, fully State owned company responsible for high voltage transmission and dispatch of electricity in Ukraine.
EUR 150 million sovereign loan
Up to EUR 452 million.
The Project has been screened A/0 requiring an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”). The Project has also been subject to Ukrainian EIA and an additional ESIA was undertaken by an international consultant to meet EBRD Environmental Policy and Procedures for A level projects of this type.
The ESIA focused on the overall environmental and social impacts and provision of appropriate guidance and recommendations for future contractors during the construction process. These recommendations are included in the environmental management and monitoring plan and any contractors will need to adhere to these requirements.
The ESIA report undertaken by the Bank’s consultant has not identified any major environmental or social issues and overall shows the positive aspects of the new transmission line in terms of strengthening the Ukrainian National Grid. The Project is now subject to public consultation.
Overall, the ESIA confirmed the adequacy of the route selection and did not identify any major environmental or social issue.
The draft final ESIA documents were made publicly available as required under the Bank’s policies, in both the national language and in English. The public hearings on this project are to take place the second part of July 2007.
There is an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment available for this project.
TC funding is being sought to finance the project preparation assignment to help the Client with procurement activities under the project, the Bank will also seek TC funding to finance an assistance program to the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in the reform of electricity transmission tariff methodology.
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