Nepal: Increasing Access to Energy in Rural Nepal

Sovereign Project | 43299-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Increasing Access to Energy in Rural Nepal
Project Number 43299-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7504-NEP: Increasing Access to Energy in Rural Nepal
A.T.F. - Finnida Grant US$ 100,000.00
ATF - Danida Grant US$ 323,000.00
Second Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas US$ 510,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation is ongoing. The TA consultants have identified geographical areas to benefit from SMB financing through the IWM program. These will be engaged and targeted upon the establishment of the revolving fund. The Clean Energy Development Bank (CEDB) was selected as the host of the revolving fund through competitive procedure and pursuant to the criteria stipulated in the TA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Both the international consultant, with direct experience in applying the social merchant banking approach, and the national consulting firm - CRT/N are officially on board.

Minor changes in implementation arrangement were approved by Director, SAEN on 26 Feb 2013 to reflect the following: (i) CEBD as the host of the revolving fund; (ii) APF in lieu of IA; (iii) reallocation of TA funds; and (iv) extension of TA closing till 30 Oct 2013.

Geographical Location Rural Nepal

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with project stakeholders will be an important part of project implementation. These will be consulted through design and into implementation.
During Project Implementation Consultation with stakeholders will continue throughout implementation of the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 29 person-months of international and national consultancy services. This will include the services of 1 international small-scale infrastructure financing expert for 9 person-months, who will be selected as an individual consultant directly or through a firm. It also requires a total of 20 person-months of national consultancy services to be provided by the Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N), which will be engaged as a national consulting firm on the basis of single-source selection and biodata technical proposal. The combination of international and national consultants retained were engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hongwei Zhang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC)
Khumaltaar Heights
Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City


Concept Clearance 03 Jul 2009
Fact Finding 15 Jul 2009 to 22 Jul 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 17 Mar 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7504-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Mar 2010 08 Apr 2010 08 Apr 2010 31 Oct 2012 30 Oct 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 933,000.00 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,103,000.00 05 Mar 2010 169,215.97

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