Maldives: Capacity Development of the Maldives Energy Authority

Sovereign Project | 45079-001 Status: Approved

Summary

The proposed TA would support the Government's efforts to reduce carbon emissions by enhancing the regulatory environment in the Maldives energy sector and by providing assistance to enable renewable energy and energy efficiency investments. The Maldives National Energy Policy & Strategy 2010 objectives include access to reliable and sustainable energy services at lowest possible cost and increased energy security. Consulting support for developing priority regulations and capacity building for the MEA will be the focus of this ADB TA.

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Project Name Capacity Development of the Maldives Energy Authority
Project Number 45079-001
Country Maldives
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8000-MLD: Capacity Development of the Maldives Energy Authority
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 8000-MLD: Capacity Development of the Maldives Energy Authority (Supplementary)
Strategic Climate Fund - SREP US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Conventional energy generation - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed TA would support the Government's efforts to reduce carbon emissions by enhancing the regulatory environment in the Maldives energy sector and by providing assistance to enable renewable energy and energy efficiency investments. The Maldives National Energy Policy & Strategy 2010 objectives include access to reliable and sustainable energy services at lowest possible cost and increased energy security. Consulting support for developing priority regulations and capacity building for the MEA will be the focus of this ADB TA.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB Energy Policy 2009 outlines support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to reduce dependence in fossil fuel demand, improve energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy sector reforms, capacity building and governance are key areas where ADB will support DMC governments through technical assistance to increase investment and efficient use of resources. The TA is for one of the 3 priority sectors identified for ADB assistance by Government of Maldives and would be important to support future investments in the energy sector of Maldives over the next few years and has been included in the 2011 non-lending pipeline in the COBP.
Impact Effective regulatory environment for the delivery of affordable, reliable and clean energy.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Enhanced capacity of the regulator to support energy sector objectives.
Progress Toward Outcome Capacity building programs for MEA are being implemented. Phase 1 procurement for POISED is completed and roadmap related updates to commence in 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Key licensing and technical regulations developed.

2. Capacity building activities for MEA undertaken.

3. Compliance framework for licensees developed.

4. Support for energy efficiency and solar program provided

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

Key regulations under finalization by MEA.

Additional consultants recruited to support MEA on improving regulatory compliance from utilities and reviewing the net metering regulations.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Consulting services to support the abovementioned activities would be carried out by individual consultants either directly or through a firm. They will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) using bio-data selection. The outline terms of reference are provided in Attachment 3.
Procurement N/A

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Len George
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Ameenee Magu, Maafannu,
Male', 20392
Republic of Maldives

Timetable

Concept Clearance 06 Oct 2011
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2011 to 21 Oct 2011
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Mar 2016

TA 8000-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 24 Jan 2012 24 Jan 2012 31 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 400,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 840,000.00 14 Dec 2011 320,150.68
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Development of the Maldives Energy Authority Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2011

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