Sri Lanka: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43576-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 43576-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7837-SRI: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project (formerly Power Sector Strengthening Project)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Sri Lanka

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder participation and consultation were conducted during PPTA project design.
During Project Implementation Regular communication via fax and/or email is conducted with the representatives of the Ministry of Power and Energy (the Executing Agency) and the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Sustainable Energy Authority (the Implementing Agencies). The Final Report for Part 1 (i.e., to conduct technical, economic, financial, poverty and social, and safeguard due diligence) and the Interim Report for Part 2 (i.e., prepare wind and solar resource assessments) were submitted in August 2012. The final report for Part 2 was submitted on 20 December 2013. Under Part 2 a wind mast and measurement equipment and a solar measurement station were installed. The individual consultants engaged for Part 3 (Review of regulatory framework and possible PPP options) submitted their report in December 2013.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Two consulting firms were recruited using quality and cost based selection methodology with an 80:20 technical-cost weighting based on simplified technical proposal. Relevant consultant teams have been fielded in December 2011. One consulting firm conducted technical, economic, financial, poverty and social, and safeguard due diligence, prepare project cost estimates, procurement plan and implementation schedule. In addition, renewable energy specialists (international and national) engaged through this firm explored potential of a solar power park and of a possible market for rooftop solar power generation through a public-private partnership (PPP) approach. A separate specialized consulting firm is conducting actual wind and solar measurements, data gathering, measurement and satellite data modeling to properly assess wind and solar resource, and technical analysis for the wind and solar power plants at identified locations. They have also been requested to assist the implementing agency in executing the feasibility study on wind parks in the Mannar district by carrying out a geo-technical assessment at selected locations in Mannar and detailed route surveys on land transportation of non-standard cargo. An international procurement and project management specialist was recruited for initial bidding documentation drafting.

Experienced legal and technical individual consultants (1 international, 1 national) have been recruited for analysis of the current wind and solar power legal and regulatory framework.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mukhtor Khamudkhanov
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 20 Jul 2011
Fact Finding 09 May 2011 to 13 May 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

TA 7837-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jul 2011 20 Oct 2011 20 Oct 2011 31 Oct 2012 11 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 20 Jul 2011 916,920.73

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