Sri Lanka: Sustainable Power Sector Support II Project

Sovereign Project | 39415-012

Summary

The TA aims at preparing a feasibility study for the ensuing project that will further support sustainable development of the power sector of Sri Lanka in line with the national and sector priorities, and ADB's CPS (2009-2011).

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Project Name Sustainable Power Sector Support II Project
Project Number 39415-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7363-SRI: Sustainable Power Sector Support II Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - small hydro
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA aims at preparing a feasibility study for the ensuing project that will further support sustainable development of the power sector of Sri Lanka in line with the national and sector priorities, and ADB's CPS (2009-2011).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed TA and ensuing project are consistent with Sri Lanka's national and sector priorities. The 2006 10-Year Development Framework of Sri Lanka, focusing on infrastructure development to accelerate economic growth and narrow regional disparities, and the National Energy Policy and Strategies (NEPS), a ten year plan for the energy sector, envision sustainable development of energy resources, conversion facilities and delivery systems to enable access to and use of energy services by the entire population, and the safe, reliable delivery of such energy services at a competitive price. As such, the NEPS provides a comprehensive road map for the sector, includes a long-term investment program and specific policy and reform measures, and aims to (i) supply electricity to 86% of households by 2010 and 98% by 2016, and (ii) ensure electricity tariffs are competitive with those in other countries and sufficient for utilities to be viable. The Government's main goals are to improve the quantity, quality, and cost of service delivery, and to increase electricity connections in rural areas.

The proposed TA and ensuing project are also consistent with ADB's Sri Lanka Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). To help the Government achieve the above-mentioned main goals, CPS focuses, among others, on (i) mitigating climate change through financing individual clean energy projects, including small and medium-scale hydro, (ii) funding transmission projects to remove grid constraints on absorbing additional capacity from renewable energy sources and to achieve energy-efficiency improvements through strengthening of the transmission network, and (iii) improving connectivity for the poor.

Impact The anticipated impact of the TA (and outcome of the ensuing loan) is widening the access to electricity services from 80% (2008) to 98% of the national population by 2016. The TA will contribute to ensuring a sustainable, cleaner, affordable and reliable power supply in the country to meet a growing demand.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA is to develop a least-cost project design and comprehensive feasibility studies agreed between the Government of Sri Lanka and ADB for the project components.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The output of the PPTA will include a feasibility report for the following components to prepare the ensuing project: (i) transmission suystem strengthening to further improve its energy efficiency and enable rural electrification; (ii) rural distribution system improvement in the Eastern Province and possibly other lagging regions to expand access for the poor and rural household connection; and (iii) energy efficiency and renewable energy component.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National
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 The PPTA will require 41 person-months of consulting services (17 international and 24 national) in the areas of transmission engineering, rural electrification/distribution engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energy, financial and economic analysis, social safeguard development, and environmental assessment. The consultant team will include the following: Transmission Specialist/Team Leader (international, 5 person-months), Tranmission Specialist (national, 6 person-months), Rural Electrification/Distribution Specialist (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Specialist (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months), Power Economist (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months), Financial Analyst (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months), Environmental Specialist (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months), Social Development Specialist (international, 2 person-months; national, 3 person-months). The consultants will be engaged by ADB through Quality and Cost Based Selection using a Simplified Technical Proposal in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Mukhtor Khamudkhanov
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Energy (MOPE)Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando72, Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 04 Jun 2009
Fact Finding 08 Jun 2009 to 12 Jun 2009
MRM -
Approval 13 Oct 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 13 Sep 2010

TA 7363-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Oct 2009 12 Nov 2009 12 Nov 2009 30 Jun 2010 30 Apr 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 13 Oct 2009 735,110.86
Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Power Sector Support II Project Consultants' Reports Jan 2011

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Power Sector Support II Project Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2010

Evaluation Documents

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