Sri Lanka: Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority

Sovereign Project | 41662-012

Summary

The purpose of the TA is to strengthen the institutional capacity and technical capability of SEA to facilitate and coordinate the Government?s efforts to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy sources. The outcome of the TA will be building within SEA adequate capacity and technical knowledge of (i) managing a portfolio of renewable energy projects including identification, assessment, documentation and inventorying of all renewable energy resources in the country and providing quality information to project developers and (ii) creating an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation through development of relevant policies, integrated resource planning and financial incentives in various economic sectors.

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Project Name Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority
Project Number 41662-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7011-SRI: Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority
Clean Energy Fund - Multi-Donor US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The purpose of the TA is to strengthen the institutional capacity and technical capability of SEA to facilitate and coordinate the Government?s efforts to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy sources. The outcome of the TA will be building within SEA adequate capacity and technical knowledge of (i) managing a portfolio of renewable energy projects including identification, assessment, documentation and inventorying of all renewable energy resources in the country and providing quality information to project developers and (ii) creating an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation through development of relevant policies, integrated resource planning and financial incentives in various economic sectors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The National Energy Policy and Strategies of Sri Lanka 2006 identifies development of indigenous energy sources and implementation of energy efficiency / conservation measures as a key strategy in the national energy security agenda. SEA is mandated to develop and implement the country?s policy for renewable energy development, energy efficiency improvement and energy conservation. ADB?s sector assistance strategy aims at improved provision of electricity and increased electricity connection and the development of renewable energy sources is identified as one of the major means of achieving them. Support for the SEA is, therefore, fully aligned with the strategy.
Impact Sustainable development of renewable energy sources
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Adequate capacity of SEA to manage a portfolio of renewable energy projects and create an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation capacity
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Issuance of provisional approval for renewable energy projects (Component 1)

2. 10-year action plan of SEA (Component 2)

3. Defined tasks of RDD and EFD, job description of their senior officers and business procedures, operational manuals and coordination guidelines (Component 2)

4. A transitional human resource management plan for Renewable Energy and Economic Affairs Groups (Component 2)

5. Medium-term capacity development program for Renewable Energy, Knowledge Management and Economic Affaires groups (Component 2)

6. Proposal of possible source of funding for the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Fund (SLSEF) (Component 2)

7. Proposal of policy and financial instruments to promote renewable energy development (Component 2)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Colombo, Sri Lanka
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

Component 1 is designed to support Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) to achieve its short-term target of issuing provisional approvals up to additional renewable energy generation capacity of 100MW by end of 2008. Component 1 will be undertaken by individual national consultants (8 person-months) . Component 1 will be implemented from March 2008 to February 2009.

Component 2 will focus on institutional and capacity development of SEA for its medium and long-term objectives. Component 2 will be undertaken by a team of international consultants associated with national firm (10 person-months of international experts and 10 person-months of national experts). For Component 2, the simplified technical proposal procedure will be used for selecting consulting firm using the quality and cost based selection process. Component 2 will be implemented from June 2008 to February 2010.

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 10 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 29 Oct 2007 to 02 Nov 2007
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2007
Last PDS Update 07 Sep 2010

TA 7011-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2007 16 Jan 2008 16 Jan 2008 28 Feb 2010 28 Feb 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 600,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 12 Dec 2007 534,623.82

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