Sri Lanka: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 43576-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Sri Lanka strengthen its power transmission network, especially in former conflict areas in the Northern and Eastern provinces. The project will improve transmission infrastructure and distribution network efficiency. It will fund pilot solar rooftop power generation investments in the Eastern, North-Central, Central, Northern, Southern, and Western provinces of the country.

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Project Name Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 43576-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0303-SRI: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
Loan 2892-SRI: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan 2893-SRI: Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
TA 8167-SRI: Capacity Building for Clean Power Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation is ongoing for the loan and grant projects while the TA had been completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Contracts have been awarded and implementation is ongoing for all 9 major International Competitive Bidding (ICB) lots. An individual consultant under the grant had been engaged and fielded, and provides support to the Sustainable Energy Authority in preparing solar rooftop pilot sub-projects. Implementation is ongoing to provide for solar rooftop pilots in 4 universities . Consultants' work under the TA had been completed.
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects CEB and SEA have prepared initial environmental examinations for their components and held public consultations. During construction and operation, steps will be taken to minimize environmental impacts. CEB has observed the route-selection criteria in the national regulations and has adopted best environmental practices. Adequate provisions have been made for the environmental mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and their associated costs in the environmental management plans (EMPs) prepared for each subproject. CEB has sufficient capacity to implement the safeguard measures incorporated in the EMPs. Mitigation measures related to construction and specified in the EMPs will be incorporated into civil works contracts. The contractors will have primary responsibility for implementing the mitigation measures during construction, but CEB will be responsible for and periodically report to ADB on overall implementation of its site-specific EMPs. CEB and SEA will adhere to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and local and government environmental regulations. The project is classified category B for environment. CEB has submitted the semi annual EMoR for July - December 2015.
Involuntary Resettlement None of the project components will have any significant social safeguard impacts. The transmission and distribution lines primarily cross public and unused lands. Where croplands are affected, adequate compensation will be paid. Project construction will be carried out during the crop off-seasons. Where new grid substations are built on commercial and private lands, adequate compensation will be paid to their owners. The project is classified category B for involuntary resettlement impacts. CEB prepared a resettlement plan for the transmission infrastructure and transmission and distribution efficiency improvement components.
Indigenous Peoples No impact on Indigenous Peoples and the project is classified category C for impacts on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations with stakeholders and communities in project areas were conducted during project design.
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders and communities in project areas are ongoing

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services It is envisioned to engage a national consultant for 24 person-months to support implementation and monitoring of the solar rooftop power generation pilot. Recruitment of consultants will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement under the project will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). For International competitive bidding (ICB), there are 9 contracts amounting to $125.92 million. For National competitive bidding (NCB), there is 1 contract amounting to $0.58 million.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer N.K. Ranishka Wimalasena
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
SECREPEN@SLTNET.LK
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Jul 2011
Fact Finding 09 May 2011 to 13 May 2011
MRM 22 Jun 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Mar 2016

Grant 0303-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2012 08 May 2013 30 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Sep 2012 0.00 0.39 26%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 18 Sep 2012 0.00 0.31 21%

Loan 2892-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2012 08 May 2013 30 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 168.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 18 Sep 2012 91.53 0.00 92%
Counterpart 68.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Sep 2012 21.54 0.00 22%

Loan 2893-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2012 08 May 2013 30 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 18 Sep 2012 26.60 0.00 95%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Sep 2012 4.69 0.00 17%

TA 8167-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2012 24 Oct 2012 24 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Jul 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00 18 Sep 2012 825,426.62

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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