Bhutan: Rural Renewable Energy Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42252-012

Summary

The Project will help Bhutan expand rural electrification for all households, and sustain its operations and energy security through a mix of clean energy supply sourced from hydropower, solar, wind, and biogas. The Project has four components: (1) on-grid rural electrification (RE), (2) off-grid solar RE, (3) establishment and grid-connection of pilot wind power generation mills, and (4) a pilot program to promote biogas plants.

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Project Name Rural Renewable Energy Development Project
Project Number 42252-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7318-BHU: Rural Renewable Energy Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will help Bhutan expand rural electrification for all households, and sustain its operations and energy security through a mix of clean energy supply sourced from hydropower, solar, wind, and biogas. The Project has four components: (1) on-grid rural electrification (RE), (2) off-grid solar RE, (3) establishment and grid-connection of pilot wind power generation mills, and (4) a pilot program to promote biogas plants.
Impact Sustained inclusive growth through widening electricity access
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agreed project design and feasibility studies between the Government and ADB
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Assessment of on-grid rural electrification project component

Assessment of off-grid solar rural electrification project component

Assessment of wind power generation project component

Assessment of biogas project component

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Consultant's final report was submitted on 21 Jan 2011 which documents all the project preparation and analysis tasks completed that were used as the basis for the RRP of Grant 0228-BHU: Rural Renewable Energy Development Project that was approved on 29 Oct 2011 by the ADB Board of Directors.
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will require 36.5 person-months of consulting services (21.5 international and 15.0 national, which will include 7 person-months for an individual national environmental consultant). The consultant team will cover eight areas of expertise: (i) power sector management, (ii) rural electrification engineering, (iii) renewable energy (i.e. solar and bio-gas) management, (iv) wind power engineering, (v) economic analysis and evaluation, (vi) financial analysis and management, (viii) social safeguard development, and (viii) environmental assessment and management. The outline terms of reference are in Appendix 2 of the PPTA concept paper. The study will be implemented over 13 months, from September 2009 to September 2010. A consulting firm or consortium of firms will be engaged by ADB through its quality- and cost-based selection procedures in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2007, as amended from time to time), and the TA-financed equipment will be procured under ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). A national environmental consultant will be individually recruited in advance under a PPTA's retroactive financing framework to prioritize the project scope through environmental survey and assessment, stakeholder consultation and participatory workshops as approved in the concept paper. The disbursements under the TA will be made under ADB's technical assistance disbursement handbook, (January 2008 as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Kaoru Ogino
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of EnergyThimphu
Bhutan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2009
Fact Finding 28 Apr 2009 to 06 May 2009
MRM -
Approval 27 Jul 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 May 2009
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2012

TA 7318-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jul 2009 19 Aug 2009 19 Aug 2009 30 Sep 2010 31 Mar 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 27 Jul 2009 866,164.69

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Proposed Rural Renewable Energy Development Project Summary Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2006

Evaluation Documents

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