Bangladesh: Support for Climate Change Mitigation and Renewable Energy Development

Sovereign Project | 44305-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Support for Climate Change Mitigation and Renewable Energy Development
Project Number 44305-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7826-BAN: Support for Climate Change Mitigation and Renewable Energy Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The SEDA Act is expected to be approved by Parlament shortly. As requested by the Sustainable Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), ADB will further support the project by drafting the "Renewable Energy Regulations, under SREDA" (additional output 5).
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1 is under preparation.

Output 2 modified and under preparation: Synthetic wind potential assessment in Hatiya Island.

Output 3 cancelled and replaced by: Identification and rapid development of Hatiya mini-grid hybrid-project study.

Output 4: Finalized.

Output 5 added and under development: Proposal of a regulatory framework structure for renewable energy

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Close coordination will be maintained with the executing agency, government agencies, and donors during implementation.

Consultants will be required to maintain close working relations with the executing agency and ADB.

One workshop has been held to train TA beneficiaries.

During Project Implementation Inception mission was conducted on January 2012.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The Power Division under the MPEMR will be the executing agency. The TA will require 14.5 person-months (12.5 person months international and 2 person-months national consultants) of expert services. The international consultants will include (i) a renewable energy specialist, (ii) renewable power system simulation specialist; (iii) electrical power battery specialist; and (iv) financial specialist (power).

The national consultants will include (i) a local support professional. A consulting firm, joint venture, or consortium will be selected by ADB through fixed budget selection. Procurement of consultancy services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Goods and works will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The expected duration of consultancy services will be from May to September 2014 (5 months).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Paul Hattle
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
WAPDA Building
Motijheel Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000


Concept Clearance 14 Apr 2011
Fact Finding 03 Apr 2011 to 06 Apr 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2014

TA 7826-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2011 02 Oct 2011 02 Oct 2011 31 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 21 Jun 2011 499,208.77

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