Sri Lanka: Sustainable Power Sector Support

Sovereign Project | 39415-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Sri Lanka improve rural electrification by building new transmission lines and enhancing efficiency. The project will target the Eastern, North Central, Southern and Uva provinces, expanding access to electricity for poor and rural households. It will improve energy efficiency and develop small hydropower facilities.

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Project Name Sustainable Power Sector Support
Project Number 39415-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2733-SRI: Sustainable Power Sector Support
Ordinary capital resources US$ 110.00 million
Loan 2734-SRI: Sustainable Power Sector Support
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Completed
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Completed

Completed

Under implementation

JFPR activities were initiated and ongoing.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects During the construction and operation phases, measures are being taken to minimize environmental impacts. Some potential environmental impacts, in particular associated with the construction of transmission lines, are experienced. To minimize these, CEB had observed the route selection criteria set out in the national regulations and has adopted best environmental practices. Adequate provisions have been made for the environmental mitigation measures, monitoring requirements and their associated costs in the environmental management plans (EMPs) prepared for each subproject. CEB has sufficient capacity to implement safeguard measures based on the EMPs. SEA is supported by safeguard consultants.
Involuntary Resettlement None of the project components have a significant social impact. The transmission and distribution lines primarily cross public and unused lands. Where crop fields slightly affected, households are fairly compensated for the loss. Construction are carried out during the off-season for crops. New grid substations are built on public land, and the project may mount the distribution transformers on poles to minimize their footprint. The project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement issues. CEB prepared a resettlement plan for the transmission strengthening and rural electrification and distribution improvement components.
Indigenous Peoples No indigenous people are directly affected by the project
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project stakeholders, including civil society groups, were consulted during project preparation. As integral parts of safeguard planning, affected communities and affected people were involved during the project design and feasibility stage. Questionnaires were designed for the project and distributed to households in the project area to gain a better understanding of the socioeconomic profile of project stakeholders, including affected people. The consultations aimed to ensure that people were adequately informed about the impacts of the project and had an opportunity to participate in the design and minimization of environmentally and socially adverse impacts during project development. Different consultation techniques were used with stakeholders during project preparation, including in-depth, one-to-one, and group interviews; public consultation meetings; and focus group discussions. Vulnerable groups, including women, were also consulted. Ongoing and continual consultation was maintained with government officials and the executing and implementing agencies. These consultations played a vital role in raising awareness, gaining local support, and enabling affected people to voice their opinions and suggestions on project design and implementation.
During Project Implementation The level of consultation are through information sharing, collaborative decision-making and empowerment.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The consultants, to be financed under the loan, will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants using a quality and cost-based selection method and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement Procurement will be subject to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer N.K. Ranishka Wimalasena
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
SECREPEN@SLTNET.LK
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Sustainable Energy Authority
Implementing Agency
3G-17, BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Ceylon Electricity Board
Implementing Agency
3rd Flr. GOBA Bldg.,#50,Sir Chittampalam
A.Gardiner Mawatha,Colombo 02,Sri Lanka

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2016

Loan 2733-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jan 2011 20 Jun 2011 17 Nov 2011 30 Oct 2014 30 Oct 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 152.03 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 110.00 27 Jan 2011 87.06 0.00 79%
Counterpart 42.03 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jan 2011 75.24 0.00 68%

Loan 2734-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jan 2011 20 Jun 2011 17 Nov 2011 30 Oct 2014 30 Oct 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 27 Jan 2011 8.46 0.00 89%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jan 2011 8.30 0.00 87%

TA 7778-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jan 2011 03 Mar 2011 03 Mar 2011 30 Apr 2013 30 Oct 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 390,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 390,000.00 27 Jan 2011 1,490,923.82

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2015
Sustainable Power Sector Support: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Sustainable Power Sector Support: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Sustainable Power Sector Support: Additional Subproject - Augmentation of Kiribathkumbura Grid Substation Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2013
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Initial Environmental Examination: New Galle Power Transmission Development (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2010
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Initial Environmental Examination: North East Power Transmission Development (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2010
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Initial Environmental Examination: Rural Electrification Expansion and Distribution System Improvement (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2010
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Resettlement Plan (as of Board approval) Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project: Initial Environmental Examination: Estate Micro-Hydro Rehabilitation and Repowering (as of Board approval) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Sustainable Power Sector Support Project Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Sustainable Power Sector Support Project Brochures and Flyers Oct 2012

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