Regional: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 44099-012

Summary

Based on a consultation process conducted in 2007 on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Pacific alliance for Sustainability, five Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu expressed interest in and assigned high priority to the reduction of fossil fuels. In response the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a regional Technical Assistance (RETA) for promoting energy efficiency in the Pacific (PEEP) in September 2008. This program was to be implemented in 2 phases and the first phase which concluded in May 2011. The second phase focuses on identifying a pipeline of specific energy efficiency projects for funding or co-financing by ADB, GEF, the Government of Australia, and the Government of Japan.

The expected results of this PEEP-2 include the following:

(i) Output 1: Development of Energy Use Database

(ii) Output 2: Development of Energy Efficiency Policies and Procedures

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Project Name Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase 2)
Project Number 44099-012
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7798-REG: Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific, Phase II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Clean Energy Facility - Asian Clean Energy Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

Based on a consultation process conducted in 2007 on behalf of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Pacific alliance for Sustainability, five Pacific developing member countries (PDMCs) the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu expressed interest in and assigned high priority to the reduction of fossil fuels. In response the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a regional Technical Assistance (RETA) for promoting energy efficiency in the Pacific (PEEP) in September 2008. This program was to be implemented in 2 phases and the first phase which concluded in May 2011. The second phase focuses on identifying a pipeline of specific energy efficiency projects for funding or co-financing by ADB, GEF, the Government of Australia, and the Government of Japan.

The expected results of this PEEP-2 include the following:

(i) Output 1: Development of Energy Use Database

(ii) Output 2: Development of Energy Efficiency Policies and Procedures

(iii) Output 3: Implementation of Energy Efficiency Programs

(iv) Output 4: Information Dissemination and Public Awareness

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy This regional technical assistance (RETA) is consistent with the Pacific Approach 2010-2014 , which highlights the role energy efficiency can play in lowering energy costs, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and lowering GHG emissions. This RETA is also consistent within the Pacific Regional Operations Business Plan 2010-2012, and is specified in the assistance pipeline for 2010. This RETA will assist Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu in fulfilling their objectives in the energy efficiency sector.
Impact Reduction in fossil fuel use by the power sector without a corresponding reduction in energy services in the five participating countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome End consumers use power efficiently in the participating countries
Progress Toward Outcome Information and related knowledge products have been developed to ensure that consumers understand the benefit of using energy efficient appliances/equipment. Subprojects were also implemented to encourage the adoption of energy efficient technology (street lighting, air-conditioners, refrigerators/freezers, etc.).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Stakeholders have access to comprehensive information on energy use by sector and appliance

Energy efficiency practices have been mainstreamed into government processes, procedures, and policies in the participating countries

Energy efficiency programs implemented effectively and sustainably in each participating country

Information on energy efficiency has been shared and public awareness of the benefits of energy saving has improved

Effective project management has been established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: This activity has been completed. The energy use database is incorporated in the PEEP2 website (http://www.ee-pacific.net) which is already online. It comprises of general energy information covering all PDMCs. The PEEP2 website continues to be updated on a regular basis with news articles, subprojects approval, and other relevant information and materials.

Output 2: This activity has been completed. The Energy Technology Assessment Report, Green Buildings Scheme and Green Rating Scheme for Hotels has been submitted and a copy of which was already been provided to all national consultants in each participating PDMCs. The report was discussed to stakeholders through a workshop which was held on March 2014 in Port Moresby, Lae and Kokopo to initiate discussion and recommendations. The workshops covered fundamental concepts associated with building design, construction materials, energy using appliances and equipment, and building maintenance for both new and existing buildings. It aims to educate major building industry stakeholders about the principles and concepts of energy efficiency in buildings.

Output 3: A total of 35 energy efficiency projects have been approved by ADB of which 7 subprojects are already completed and 22 subprojects are in their final stage of implementation. These are expected to be completed by end-March 2015.

Output 4: This activity has been completed. This output was divided into four components: i) PEEP2 Website - The PEEP2 website is now available online and was designed and developed to serve as a communication resource and channel for raising awareness for the PEEP2 project; ii) Energy Savings Messages in Utility Bills - The Energy Savings Tips have been successfully included in utility bills in the Cook Islands and Papua New Guinea in 2013. The Project Management Consultant (PMC) is now coordinating with Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu electric utilities to include energy saving tips in their utility bills; iii) The Home Energy Guide includes information on the average running costs of common electrical appliances according to the electricity tariff. The template prepared originally for the Cook Islands has been adapted to suit each of the other PDMCs; and iv) The Energy Efficiency Guidelines for Hotels in the Pacific was submitted, the EE Guidelines for Street Lighting and Public/Commercial Buildings has been finalized. Both of these guidelines are likely to be completed by the end of the project on April 2015.

Output 5: A program management consultant has been engaged to supply 114 person-months of international and 240 person-months of national consulting services to support in-country program management and implementation in the five DMCs.

Geographical Location Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The final regional workshop was organized and conducted to showcase the project achievements, success stories, and best practices to enable potential replication of activities and projects across the Pacific region.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants have been recruited and fielded based on ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All equipment purchases will be administered by the TA coordination unit and will be procured in accordance with the ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Equipment will be turned over to the beneficiaries once procured. The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the ADB Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The cost of workshops, training, and seminars will be administered through the consulting firm.
Responsible ADB Officer J. Michael Trainor
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 09 Sep 2010 to 17 Sep 2010
MRM -
Approval 31 Mar 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2015

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Mar 2011 - 31 Mar 2011 31 Mar 2015 01 Jul 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 2,047,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,620,000.00 6,167,000.00 31 Mar 2011 7,109,228.59

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