Regional: Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign Project | 41018-012 Status:

Summary

The objectives of the proposed TA are: (i) establish a competitive and efficient regional power market and (ii) ensure proper control of environmental impacts while developing power projects for regional interconnection and power trading. The impacts would be a more reliable electricity supply, increased rural electrification and better utilization of system capacities and resources of power production and use, while protecting the environment against excessive impacts.

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Project Name Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 41018-012
Country Regional
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6440-REG: Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in the Greater Mekong Subregion
A.T.F. - Swedish T.A. Grant US$ 5.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objectives of the proposed TA are: (i) establish a competitive and efficient regional power market and (ii) ensure proper control of environmental impacts while developing power projects for regional interconnection and power trading. The impacts would be a more reliable electricity supply, increased rural electrification and better utilization of system capacities and resources of power production and use, while protecting the environment against excessive impacts.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy included in R-BOP
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

(i) the regional power master plan was updated in July 2010 and approved by the GMS countries.

(ii) The road map for regional power integration was updated

(iii) methodology for evaluating mutual and single party benefits for cross-border power trading was prepared although GMS countries have not yet started using the methodology.

(iv) proposal to establish a regional coordination center (RCC) to better manage regional power trade activities in the region was agreed

(v) regional power system database established

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A consultant was engaged to develop the detailed governance design and HQs selection criteria and these were discussed during the 10th RPTCC meeting held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 25-27 May 2011 and 11th RPTCC meeting held in Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam on 9-11 Nov 2011. The meeting agreed that a series of activities to further develop the RPCC will be needed and it is expected to reach agreement on draft inter-Governmental MOU in 2012 since internal consultations may take some time. All activties were done and will be closed upon liquidation of the existing contracts.
Geographical Location GMS region

Safeguard Categories

Environment
Involuntary Resettlement
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 TA will require 72 person-months of international consulting inputs and 72 person-months of domestic consulting inputs.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jong-Inn Kim
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Duy Thanh Bui
buiduythanh@adb.org
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2007
Fact Finding 11 Mar 2007 to 25 Mar 2007
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Dec 2007
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2012

TA 6440-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2007 - 19 Dec 2007 31 Aug 2010 30 Jun 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 5,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,500,000.00 19 Dec 2007 4,379,261.37

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