Samoa: Preparing the Power Sector Expansion Program (formerly "Preparing the Power Sector Development Program" and "Supporting Energy Sector Reforms")

Sovereign Project | 38183-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Preparing the Power Sector Expansion Program (formerly "Preparing the Power Sector Development Program" and "Supporting Energy Sector Reforms")
Project Number 38183-012
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4791-SAM: Preparing the Power Sector Expansion Program (formerly "Preparing the Power Sector Development Program" and "Supporting Energy Sector Reforms")
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Government of Australia US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Independent State of Samoa

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A firm will be engaged to provide about 19.5 person-months of international and 6 person-months of domestic consulting services. The international team will consist of a regulatory expert (3 person-months), a corporate governance and institutional development expert (2 person-months), a financial management specialist (2 person-months), a power system planner (3 person-months), a hydropower engineer (3 person-months), a renewable energy specialist (1.5 person-months), and a resettlement specialist (1.5 person-months). The international team will be supported by domestic experts in engineering (2 person-months), environment (2 person-months), and resettlement (2 person-months). The TA will be implemented with intermittent consultancy services over an 8-month period, commencing in September 2006 with expected completion in May 2007.

A firm will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. The firm will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection procedures; simplified technical proposals will be requested.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Hinauri Petana, -
Ministry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa


Concept Clearance 03 Sep 2006
Fact Finding 06 Mar 2006 to 10 Mar 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 11 Jun 2008

TA 4791-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 May 2006 09 Jun 2006 09 Jun 2006 31 May 2007 31 Dec 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 25 May 2006 718,573.07
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Power Sector Expansion Program Consultants' Reports Nov 2006
Preparing the Power Sector Expansion Program Technical Assistance Reports May 2006

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