This proposed project consists of four components:
- Securing short-term power supply;
- Improving distribution infrastructure;
- Upgrading transmission meter/data center;
- Providing project implementation support and institutional strengthening at the policy level to steer priority sector reforms.
Mercados Aries international was responsible for the Component 3 and Component 4. The project supports OST (transmission network operator) to install meters for medium voltage customers and IPPs as well as the establishment of a data/meter center at OST, and facilitate the development of the deregulated market for eligible suppliers, consumers, and IPPs.
The activities developed included assistance with the following: project management during the entire project cycle; preparation of the the bidding documents for all the respective contracts; contracts negotiation; assistance with other donors and consultants of this project and specially monitor and report on the performance of the Management Contractor for OShEE; financial and operational performance; training for PMU and PIU personnel and other activities.