Papua New Guinea: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 41504-023

Summary

The proposed investment program will improve power supply in provincial urban centers through replacement of high-cost diesel power generation with sustainable renewable energy power generation. The investment program will include (i) construction of about six run-of-river hydropower plants to supply provincial centers, (ii) construction of transmission systems to connect provincial centers, and (iii) capacity building within the power utility and communities. Project preparatory technical assistance (TA) was used in project preparation.

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Town Electrification Investment Program Jul 2013

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Project Name Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 41504-023
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2713-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 40.90 million
Loan 2714-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 16.40 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed investment program will improve power supply in provincial urban centers through replacement of high-cost diesel power generation with sustainable renewable energy power generation. The investment program will include (i) construction of about six run-of-river hydropower plants to supply provincial centers, (ii) construction of transmission systems to connect provincial centers, and (iii) capacity building within the power utility and communities. Project preparatory technical assistance (TA) was used in project preparation.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy In Papua New Guinea (PNG), grid-connected power is largely restricted to the main urban areas. Less than 10% of the population has access to electricity. In provincial urban centers not connected to the main power grids, a relatively low percentage of urban residents are connected, and distributed power is rarely available outside the provincial urban centers. The supply of power to business and industry in the provincial urban centers is unreliable, with regular power outages and demand that at times exceeds generation capacity. As a result, many large businesses in the provinces self-generate using diesel generators, at high cost. Lack of access to affordable, reliable power is limiting economic growth in provincial centers.
Impact The economic condition of the population in the targeted provincial centers has improved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved utilization of reliable, clean power to six provincial urban centers
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Six renewable energy power plants put into operation by PPL.

Transmission lines constructed and operated by PPL.

Capacity building undertaken for implement agency and project beneficiaries.

The PMU renders efficient project management services.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Broad stakeholder consultation was undertaken during project design, including Government officials (national, provincial, and local), landowners, development partners and NGOs.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation will continue during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Opening of Financial Proposals for Design and Supervision Consultants scheduled on 5 September 2011.
Procurement The project will undertake international competitive bidding for 6 contracts, national competitive bidding for 1 contract and shopping for 2 contracts.
Responsible ADB Officer Hussain Haider
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Energy Div of the Dept of Petroleum and EnergyP.O. Box 494
Waigani, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 May 2010
Fact Finding 07 Jun 2010 to 18 Jun 2010
MRM 06 Mar 2009
Approval 06 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Feb 2011

Loan 2713-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2010 25 Feb 2011 26 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014 01 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 40.90 06 Dec 2010 20.04 0.00 49%
Counterpart 14.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Dec 2010 6.35 0.00 16%

Loan 2714-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2010 25 Feb 2011 26 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014 01 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.40 06 Dec 2010 8.09 0.00 55%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 06 Dec 2010 2.46 0.00 17%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Town Electrification Investment Project, Tranche 1 - Additional Financing: Lake Hargy Hydropower Plant and Distribution Connections Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Action Plan for Ramazon Hydro Power and Transmission Line Subproject Resettlement Plans Feb 2015
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Bialla-Kimbe Transmission Line Interconnection Project Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Town Electrification Project: Kimbe to Lake Hargy Interconnection (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project Resettlement Planning Documents Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Initial Environmental Examination: Divune Hydropower Plant (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Divune Hydropower Plant (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Initial Environmental Examination: Ramazon Hydropower Plant (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Ramazon Hydropower Plant (Draft) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Initial Environmental Examination: Kimbe to Lake Hargy Interconnection Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Divune Hydropower Plant Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2010

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