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Enhanced Partnership



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

20 Jul 2016



PSD disclosed:

24 Mar 2016

Sub-projects signed under this framework

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

Under the Enhanced Partnership - Street Lighting Modernisation Framework the EBRD is considering financing the modernisation of street lighting infrastructure for selected cities in Kazakhstan. The Framework consists of sub-projects aimed at replacement of the existing outdated street lights with the modern energy efficient luminaries. This Framework is integral part of Enhanced Partnership Framework Arrangement ("EPFA"), signed between the EBRD and Government of Kazakhstan in May 2014.

Loans will be provided to local utilities and proceeds from loans and local contribution for each subproject will address urgent needs in rehabilitation of street lighting facilities in respective cities.

Kyzylorda Street Lighting sub-project

Project Objectives

Each sub-loan under the Framework will be used to finance priority investments into street lighting modernisation, including procurement of more energy efficient modern luminaries to replace the existing outdated street lights, introduction of centralised control centre and monitoring solutions for the system, new poles/lighting points if confirmed necessary by the technical due diligence.

This will result in a better service quality and improved environmental standards due to significantly reduced energy consumption, CO2 emissions avoided and maximised operation cost savings, of street lighting in the participating cities.

Transition Impact

The sub-projects under the framework would deliver:

  • Commercialisation of street lighting operations by means of introduction of energy performance based contracts;
  • Energy efficiency improvements in the operations of the street lighting systems through the procurement of more energy efficient modern luminaries using LED technology where it makes economic sense;
  • Demonstration effect across the country with the targeted improvements of operational and financial performance, significant reduction of energy losses and improvement of environmental standards in the street lighting sector.

Client Information

A street lighting infrastructure owner in each participating city.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 50,000,000.00

For each sub-project the EBRD will provide loans to the street lighting asset owners under a Project

Support Agreement signed with local authorities.

Total Project Cost

Total project cost to be determined.

Environmental and Social Summary

The Framework is not categorised; however, each sub-project under the Framework will be categorised at CRM stage and will undergo separate Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD). The sub-projects are expected to enhance quality and reliability of the municipal street lighting services in various cities across Kazakhstan. The environmental and social impacts associated with the refurbishment and replacement of street lights with modern energy-efficient lamps are expected to be mainly positive. The ESDD for each sub-project will include an assessment of potential environmental and social (E&S) impacts and benefits of the priority investment programme (PIP), and an E&S audit of the corporate management systems and practices, relevant operations and facilities of each participating Municipality to help structure the PIPs. The ESDD will also include a gender-related assessment to identify and enhance potential related opportunities.

The sub-projects will aim to achieve good industry practice and an E&S Management Plan for the refurbishments works will be developed and included in the tender documents and work contracts.

This will cover among others appropriate disposal of the old lamps; preventative management of health and safety risks to workers and public safety, and mitigation of road safety issues through appropriate temporary traffic and safety arrangements during the refurbishment works.

Environmental and Social Action Plans (ESAPs) and Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEPs) will be prepared for implementation during the projects, where necessary. All sub-projects categorised "A" will be submitted to Board for approval regardless of size of the loan. A separate PSD will be published for each sub-project under the Framework and will include a detailed E&S section upon completion of ESDD.

Technical Cooperation

Each sub-project will have individually designed pre- and post-signing TCs; typically this will include:

Technical Scoping and Implementation Support to cover:

I. Technical Scoping

(i) technical review and definition of the proposed street lighting system; (ii) preparation of the functional specifications of the equipment to be procured during the project implementation; (iv) economic review of proposed investments; and (v) environmental and social assessment of the project for compliance with EBRD Performance Requirements under 2014 ESP;

II. Project Implementation

(i) assistance with procurement of the street lighting system including development of tender documentation, tenders evaluation and contracting, (ii) confirmation of taking over of the street lighting system and energy efficiency savings during the first 6 months of operation; and (iii) confirmation ESAP implementation.

The estimated cost of the assignment is up to EUR 135,000 per sub-project, proposed to be financed by the Government of Kazakhstan under the terms of EPFA.

Corporate Development Support to cover:

(i) development of organisational structure and functions, enhancement of financial management and accounting system of the company, (ii) assistance in signing the PSC , and (iii) assistance to the City in developing standardised monitoring and reporting under PSC. The estimated cost of the assignment is up to EUR 120,000, proposed to be financed by the Government of Kazakhstan under the terms of EPFA.

Business opportunities

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General enquiries

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Public Information Policy (PIP)

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Text of the PIP

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