Nepal: Energy Sector Capacity Building

Sovereign Project | 41154-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Energy Sector Capacity Building
Project Number 41154-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7628-NEP: Energy Sector Capacity Building
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Done. Capacity development activities for the MOE, the ETFC, and the DOED in hydropower policy making, regulation, planning, and investment promotion were completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

An inception mission from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) visited Nepal from 2 - 5 June 2011 and met with the officials of the Ministry of Energy (MOE) and Department of Electricity Development (DOED). The MOE and DOED have finalised the following 7 (seven) key areas for capacity building. Based on the available resource and time, the consultants will prepare the work plans that are possible and deliverable.

1) Guidelines and procedures for financial and economic analysis of IPP bids, including easy-to-use financial models.

2) Guidelines and procedures for technical evaluation of IPP bids received in response to RFPs.

3) Guidelines and procedures for monitoring and evaluation of bids and projects under development.

4) Guidelines and procedures for free power and royalties, and licensing, etc. and model project development agreements.

5) Guidelines and procedures for preparation of RFP packages to solicit IPP bids.

6) Standardized PPA for hydropower projects of varying size, for domestic and export-power projects, and other model contracts including concession agreements, project development agreement, etc, and

7) Guidelines and procedures for PPA, project development agreements and concession negotiations.

Geographical Location Nepal

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 required the services of 4 international consultants for a total period of 12 person-months. The international consulting team included a (i) power sector capacity development advisor, 1 person-month; (ii) capacity development coordinator, 2 person-months; (iii) hydropower planning specialist, 5 person-months; and (iv) project evaluation and monitoring specialist, 4 person-months. The international capacity development advisor acted as the team leader and facilitated communication with ADB, EA and IA. In particular, the team leader was responsible for delivering the expected outputs and progress reports to the ADB.
Procurement The following equipment were purchased for capacity development: 10 laptops, 1 heavy duty printer cum fax machine and 1 heavy duty photocopier machine. They were utilized during the capacity development trainings. These equipments were already handed over to the Department of Electricity Development.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tika Limbu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
P. O. Box 2768, G. P. O. Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2010 to 20 Jul 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Aug 2010
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2013

TA 7628-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2010 06 Dec 2010 06 Dec 2010 31 Jul 2012 30 Nov 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 27 Oct 2010 483,149.51
Title Document Type Document Date
Energy Sector Capacity Building TA Completion Reports Oct 2013
Energy Sector Capacity Building: Final Report Consultants' Reports Sep 2013
Energy Sector Capacity Building Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2010

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