China, People's Republic of: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development

Sovereign Project | 43356-012

Summary

The proposed capacity development technical assistance (TA) is directly relevant to the country partnership strategy (CPS) for the PRC and has a good fit with it. ADB's CPS for the PRC has emphasized promoting environmentally sustainable development and inclusive growth. ADB's operational strategy aims at inclusive economic growth in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner. In its long-term strategic framework 2008?2020 (Strategy 2020), ADB has identified energy sector as a core operational sector and achieving environmental sustainability as a strategic priority.

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Project Name Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development
Project Number 43356-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7402-PRC: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed capacity development technical assistance (TA) is directly relevant to the country partnership strategy (CPS) for the PRC and has a good fit with it. ADB's CPS for the PRC has emphasized promoting environmentally sustainable development and inclusive growth. ADB's operational strategy aims at inclusive economic growth in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner. In its long-term strategic framework 2008?2020 (Strategy 2020), ADB has identified energy sector as a core operational sector and achieving environmental sustainability as a strategic priority.

The proposed TA is the first ADB intervention in this renewable technology segment of clean energy. It will address the relatively weak interventions for solar power development. The proposed TA will build on ADB's past and recent complementary interventions in the areas of climate change mitigation such as?(i) renewable energy?wind, biomass; (ii) clean coal technologies?integrated gasification combined cycle and carbon capture and storage; (iii) energy efficiency etc. The proposed TA is aligned with the Government's priority on energy-saving and environmental protection by seeking a more balanced and diversified energy mix with strong emphasis on renewable energies.

Impact The impact of the TA will be accelerated demonstration of concentrating CST in the PRC by 2012.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome will be enhanced capacity in planning and management of CST demonstration projects.
Progress Toward Outcome Review on the international best practices and policies in developing a road map on concentrating solar power (CSP) development is ongoing. A pilot project site has been identified, further analysis and research activities will be determined to validate the data gathered on CSP development.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The main outputs of the TA will be to (i) develop a road map for CSP demonstration and deployment in Gansu and Qinghai; (ii) identify, design, procure and implement a MW-scale (1-1.5 MW) CSP plant in the PRC; (iii) shortlisting of potential large-scale CSP plants in Gansu and Qinghai in order of priorities and pre-feasibility assessment of priority CSP plant(s); and (iv) capacity assessment and strengthening in all aspects of CSP plants demonstration and deployment.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) a CSP road map has been developed and well received by EA

(ii) Implementation of a pilot MW-scale CSP power plant has been completed and the pilot project is currently operating. Community workshop were held in Gansu and Qinghai, a pre-feasibility assessment conducted.

(iii) A large-scale CSP demonstration project site has been identified, and a pre-feasibility study has been conducted. Additionally, an ADB loan application has been submitted to MOF/NDRC since December 2011.

(iv) A CST power knowledge dissemination website was created on August 31,2010. The address is http://www.cstchina.com.cn

(v) The consultants proposed the priority CST sites during the mid-term workshop in June 2011. Large-scale solar power development workshop held in June 2011

(vi) A Final workshop was held on 03 November 2011, and a final report received as scheduled

Geographical Location Gansu Province.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been conducted with CHEC.
During Project Implementation

Community workshop was held in Gansu and Qinghai

A large-scale solar power development workshop was held in Beijing from June 9 - 10, 2011

A final TA workshop was held in Beijing on November 3, 2011.

A pilot has been constructed and is currently operating

A 50MW demonstration site has been identified and a pre-feasibility study has been conducted.

A feasibility study currently being developed.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage international and national consultants, according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrower. A simplified technical proposal will be requested by ADB and consultants will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method. An estimated total of 50 person-months of consulting services will be required: 10 person-months for international consultants and 40 person-months for national consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) CST technology and strategy development, (ii) technical areas of CST power plants, and (iii) financial modeling and analysis. The national consultants will have expertise similar to the international experts and will have in-depth knowledge and expertise in PRC on these areas. In addition, the national experts will include experts in key technical areas of (i) reflector optical design, (ii) structural design, (iii) automatic tracking system, (iv) thermal storage system design, and (v) a system integrator. The national consultants' team will also include an energy economist and a coordinator. In addition, to support the consultants' team in the pilot project implementation and pre-feasibility assessment of demonstration project, two safeguard experts in the areas of environment and social development are included. The international CST expert will be the team leader and the national system integrator will be the co-team leader. They together will coordinate the activities of all consultants. The national coordinator will assist the PMO established in the EA with key TA administrative tasks to ensure that the TA implementation is smooth. The team leader and co-team leader will manage consulting team and its interaction with the EA, ADB and stakeholders.
Responsible ADB Officer Woo Lee
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Huadian Engineering Co. Ltd. (CHEC)Li Hepinglihp@chec.com.cnSouth Gate,No. 91,North Road Xi San Huan Beijing 100048, P.R. China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 24 Sep 2009
Fact Finding 12 Oct 2009 to 16 Oct 2009
MRM -
Approval 03 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2012

TA 7402-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2009 07 Jan 2010 07 Jan 2010 31 Mar 2011 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,700,000.00 03 Dec 2009 934,640.04

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