Regional: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 42078-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific
Project Number 42078-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6485-REG: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.20 million
TA 6485-REG: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Supplementary)
Global Environment Facility US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome A pipeline of energy efficiency projects has been identified in each country and will be implemented by a follow-on R-CDTA entitled Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase 2) to be co-financed by the Global Environment Facility. GEF funding approval was received on 13 January 2011 and the project was approved by the ADB Board on 31 March 2011. Pilot energy efficiency projects have also been implemented in each PDMC.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Assessment performed and baseline established in the five participating countries.

Output 2: Policy and regulatory measures identified and prepared.

Output 3: Consultants have designed upscaling EE initiatives in the five countries and quantified energy savings and GHG emission reductions. These form the basis of the follow-on R-CDTA to be funded by the GEF.

Output 4: The following pilot projects have been completed (i) residential CFL program in Cook Islands, (ii) Power Factor Correction in PNG and Samoa, (iii) LED street-lighting in Tonga, and (iv) EE in hotel sector in Vanuatu.

Geographical Location Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu

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 This proposed RETA will require a team of international (30 person-months) and national consultants (52 person-months), to be recruited through a consulting firm. The consulting services will include:(i) Energy Efficiency Economist and Policy Specialist (team leader), international technical expert with expertise in energy efficiency economics and energy policy and institutional development in small island countries (12 person-months); (ii) Energy Efficiency Institutional/Capacity Building Specialist, international expert specializing in private and public sector capacity building (12 person-months); (iii) international specialist consultants as required (6 person-months); and (iv) five national technical experts (8 person-months per Pacific island country), with experience in energy efficiency policy and related projects.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Martina Tonizzo
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Robert Kesterton
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City


Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 25 Feb 2008 to 11 Mar 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 24 Aug 2011

TA 6485-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Sep 2008 - 12 Sep 2008 31 Dec 2009 31 Aug 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,400,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,900,000.00 12 Sep 2008 1,346,282.89

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