Micronesia, Federated States of: Yap Renewable Energy Development Project

Sovereign Project | 44469-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Federated States of Micronesia increase renewable energy and improve power generation efficiency in the state of Yap to reduce dependency on imported diesel. The project will develop grid-connected wind and solar power plants. It will improve the efficiency of diesel-fed power generation and build up the capacity of state-owned utility, Yap State Public Service Commission.

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Project Name Yap Renewable Energy Development Project
Project Number 44469-013
Country Micronesia, Federated States of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3004-FSM: Yap Renewable Energy Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4.68 million
Loan 3005-FSM: Yap Renewable Energy Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 4.36 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome --The Mission met with YSPSC-PMU at the Mid-term Review Mission in November 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

--Not yet due.

--Under preparation.

--Not yet due.

--Not yet due.

--Yes. DSC contract was concluded 29 April 2014.

-- In progress - part of DSC contract.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project has been classified as category B for environment following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. An initial environmental examination has been prepared for the project. The main potential impacts identified include (i) noise from the wind turbines, (ii) impacts on flora and fauna during construction of the wind farm, and (iii) soil erosion during ocnstruction of the wind farm. A heritage survey was conducted at the proposed wind farm site, and sites to be avoided during construction were specified. Adequate mitigation measures were incorporated into the environmental mangement plan as part of the intial environmental examination. The plan will be included in the wind farm construction mcontract. A climate change adaptation risk evaluation was conducted and will be incorporated in infrastructure detail design.
Involuntary Resettlement

The project has been classified as category B for involuntary resettlement and category C for indigenous peoples following ADB's

Safeguard Policy Statement. The project does not involve physical displacement of people or structures. There will be no impact on distinct and vulnerable indigenous peoples. The wind farm to be built on Kabul and Madeqdeq ridges, however, requires acquisition of 7.5 hectares of land. A resettlement plan has been prepared. YSPSC will update and finalize the plan during project implementation after detailed design and survey of the wind farm. YSPSC will coordinate with the state government, the Division of Land Resources, and other relevant government and nongovernment agencies to implement and monitor the land acquisition and compensation

activities.

Indigenous Peoples Safeguard documents have been endorsed by the Yap State Government, disclosed to affected persons and local stakeholders, and posted on ADB's website. The project will support capacity within YSPSC to manage safeguard aspects through international and national environment, and social safeguard specialists who will be working within the PMU. They will organize and conduct trainings on safeguards and other necessary skills to the relevant staff of YSPSC, the Division of Land Resources, and other agencies that will be involved in the project's safeguard activities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The PMU will prepare a stakeholder communication strategy and submit to ADB for review by the end of Month 3 after loan effectiveness. All communication will be in language suitable for the specific audience and will follow the ADB Public Communication Policy. The stakeholder strategy will incorporate the following componenets: (i) compilation of stakeholder communication activities already undertaken; (ii) role of Project Steering Committee in coordinating and communication with relevant Government stakeholders; (iii) public communication plan for disseminating information regarding project development to the public who may be impacted by the proposed projects; and (iv) project landowner consultation activities.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer James Trainor
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Yap State Public Service Corporation
P.O. Box 667
Colonia, Yap 96943
Federated States of Micronesia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 May 2016

Loan 3004-FSM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jun 2013 24 Jun 2013 26 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.68 20 Jun 2013 1.81 0.00 39%
Counterpart 2.12 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Jun 2013 0.78 0.00 17%

Loan 3005-FSM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jun 2013 24 Jun 2013 26 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4.36 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4.36 20 Jun 2013 2.97 0.00 73%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Jun 2013 0.19 0.00 5%
Title Document Type Document Date
Yap Renewable Energy Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jun 2015
Loan Agreement for Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jun 2013
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jun 2013
Project Agreement for Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Project/Program Agreement Jun 2013
Guarantee Agreement for Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Guarantee Agreements Jun 2013
Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President May 2013
Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2013
Yap Renewable Energy Development Project Gender Action Plans May 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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