Regional: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 42078-012

Summary

The regional technical assistance (RETA) focus will be on improving the efficiency of energy consumption, rather than developing new sources of renewable energy, as a principal means of reducing both the cost and environmental impact of energy use in the region. Studies have consistently shown that the return on investment in energy efficiency, from displaced demand for energy imports, far outweighs that of investment in renewable energy.

The RETA will identify a program of demand-side energy efficiency measures in the participating countries and assist in the preparation of a follow-on energy efficiency implementation project to be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Pilot-scale energy efficiency projects will also be implemented in the participating countries.

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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 - Multi-Donor US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The regional technical assistance (RETA) focus will be on improving the efficiency of energy consumption, rather than developing new sources of renewable energy, as a principal means of reducing both the cost and environmental impact of energy use in the region. Studies have consistently shown that the return on investment in energy efficiency, from displaced demand for energy imports, far outweighs that of investment in renewable energy.

The RETA will identify a program of demand-side energy efficiency measures in the participating countries and assist in the preparation of a follow-on energy efficiency implementation project to be funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Pilot-scale energy efficiency projects will also be implemented in the participating countries.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with ADB Strategy 2020, and ADB Energy Policy 2009, which call for the promotion of energy efficiency through supply-side and demand-side measures under the core operational area of infrastructure. The TA is also consistent with ADB's recently published Pacific Approach (2010-2014), which highlights the role energy efficiency can play in lowering energy costs, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and lowering GHG emissions. The Pacific Approach Framework also identifies the energy sector as one of the top four operational priorities for the region. This TA is consistent with the Pacific Regional Operations Business Plan 2010-2012 and is specified in the pipeline for approval in 2010. Improving EE is also consistent with each of the five participating PDMCs' Country Partnership Strategies, which all highlight energy, and energy efficiency, as strategic objectives.
Impact Mature EE applications reduce growth of commercial energy consumption and improve energy security
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Stakeholders agree on a follow-on project, which will fund the development of capabilities and EE improvements in the industrial, commercial, residential (including poor urban and rural households) and public sectors.
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

1. Energy efficiency assessment and establishment of baseline

2. Selection and preparation of policy and regulatory measures for promotion of energy efficiency

3. Selection and preparation of follow-on energy efficiency programs

4. Implementation of pilot projects

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 ADB Officer Martina Tonizzo
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankRobert Kestertonrkesterton@adb.org6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 25 Feb 2008 to 11 Mar 2008
MRM -
Approval 12 Sep 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 26 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 24 Aug 2011

TA 6485-REG

Milestones
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 1,200,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 12 Sep 2008 1,346,282.89

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