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

Sovereign Project | 44099-012 Status: Active


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Project Name Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific (Phase 2)
Project Number 44099-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
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
Global Environment Facility US$ 5.25 million
Government of Australia US$ 1.00 million
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
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
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 ( 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 Countries were consulted during project design based on experience under Phase 1.
During Project Implementation Country counterparts were intimately engaged with implementation consultants in identifying and supporting implementation of demonstration projects.

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer James Trainor
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 09 Sep 2010
Fact Finding 09 Sep 2010 to 17 Sep 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

TA 7798-REG

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 7,754,545.00 2,047,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,620,000.00 12,421,545.00 31 Mar 2011 7,149,506.59

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