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|PDS Creation Date||18 Apr 2008|
|PDS Updated as of||20 Jul 2014|
|Project Name||Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 3|
China, People's Republic of
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|Subsector||Energy sector development and institutional reform|
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development (GCD)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||2773||Ordinary capital resources||42,940|
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Tranche 3 is classified as environmental category 'FI', in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The proposed subprojects are energy efficiency projects not located in any designed environmental protection zone, and will be constructed and operated in accordance with relevant national environmental laws and regulations according to the EA. The proposed subprojects, therefore, meet the environmental criteria for subproject selection in the schedule 5 of the FFA. Also, all proposed subprojects are screened against the Prohibited Investment Activity List stated in ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and no subproject is found to fall into the list. The potential environmental impacts are limited to the disposal of the replaced electrical and mechanical equipment. Disposal will fully comply with related GPG s environmental regulations to minimize any potential impacts according to the EPP-PMO.
Tranche 3 is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement and for indigenous peoples, as subprojects will not have any adverse social impacts on ethnic minorities. As all subprojects are either retrofit projects or located on the existing premises, Tranche 3 subprojects will not involve any land acquisition, demolition or resettlement of people.
|During Project Design
During the project design, various stakeholders were consulted, such as Guangdong provincial finance bureau, Guangdong Development and Reform Commission, Guangdong Economic and Information Commission, Project Management Office, and Guangdong Finance and Trust Company.
|During Project Implementation
|Currently, PRC is one of the largest energy consumers in the world. Within its energy mix, approximately 70% of the primary energy demand is met by coal, and about 80% of electricity is generated from coal. The large share of coal-fired power generation results in serious environmental issues and accounts for about 50% of the PRC's SO2 emissions and 80% of NOx emissions. Rapid implementation of energy conservation measures, including implementation of EPPs, will lower the burden for later addressing the consequence of carbon emissions and climate change. Guangdong has the largest and fastest-growing economy among all the PRC provinces. Its gross domestic product (GDP) has grown at 14% per annum since 1995. Electricity consumption is dominated by energy-intensive heavy industries, with the industry and manufacturing sectors combined representing about 73% of total electricity use. The province has relatively low natural resource endowments. It imports 100% of coal requirements and 80% of oil needs; approximately 20% of electricity is imported from other provinces. The demand for power has outpaced supply and power shortages have been experienced during the summer peak periods. About 75% of the generation capacity is from coal-fired power plants, which have caused serious air pollution. Therefore, improving energy efficiency is a high priority for GPG to help address both energy security and environmental issues. Guangdong also provides a good setting to pilot the EPP model because of its vibrant economy and the large impact that energy savings will have in comparison with less industrialized provinces.|
|Improved overall energy intensity and reduced emissions in Guangdong province|
|Description of Outcome
The outcome will be an improvement in energy efficiency in industry and commercial sectors in Guangdong province
|Progress Towards Outcome
The Project became effective on 20 February 2012 and Loan Inception was conducted from 23 to 24 May 2012. By 10 Sep. 2013, the accumulated withdrawal under Tranche 3 reached $42.12 million, approximately 98% of the loan amount. Five of the six subborrowers under Tranche 3 have fully withdrawn their subloans.
|Description of Project Outputs
Energy efficiency projects of Tranche 3 implemented ESCO sector developed in Guangdong Capacity developed for promotion and assessment of energy efficiency projects
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
To be assessed. Not yet due. Not yet due.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2011 Aug 03|
The procurement mode for works, goods, and consulting services is consistent with the procurement threshold agreed in the FFA. Subborrowers will be required to follow the relevant procurement rules in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement must be from ADB member countries. Subborrowers will be encouraged to procure goods through competitive bidding or shopping when such procedures are applicable in the interest of economy and efficiency. In case of noncompliance, GFTC will exercise the right to recall the subloan.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||31 Aug 2006|
|Management Review Meeting||05 Mar 2008|
|Approval||05 Sep 2011|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 2773||05 Sep 2011||14 Nov 2011||20 Feb 2012||31 Dec 2013||–||12 Dec 2013|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|20 Oct 2014||Loan 2773||0||0||0.00%|
|20 Oct 2014||Loan 2773||42,940||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Xinjian Liu (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||PRC Resident Mission|
Guangdong Provincial Government (GPG)
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/39653-043/documents|