Regional: SASEC Subregional Energy Efficiency Initiative

Sovereign Project | 45419-001

Summary

The proposed S-CDTA is not included in the regular Country or Regional Operations Business Plan 2011. However, during the Energy Working Group Meeting of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) held in Bangkok on 21 October 2011, the delegates endorsed the list of energy related programs for regional cooperation within SASEC countries and Sri Lanka. The delegates endorsed several common understanding on the capacity building, preparation of road maps, project preparation, dissemination of important findings, exploring the economic and climate related benefits of clean energy, sharing experiences to key stakeholders, and exposing officials to best practices within and outside the region. The delegates also requested ADB for technical assistance to promote energy efficiency practices and sharing of experience and expertise. As per the timeline endorsed by the working group, the activity of preparing the Regional Energy Efficiency Initiative Road Map is to be delivered by 2012.

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Project Name SASEC Subregional Energy Efficiency Initiative
Project Number 45419-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8025-REG: SASEC Subregional Energy Efficiency Initiative
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed S-CDTA is not included in the regular Country or Regional Operations Business Plan 2011. However, during the Energy Working Group Meeting of South Asia Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) held in Bangkok on 21 October 2011, the delegates endorsed the list of energy related programs for regional cooperation within SASEC countries and Sri Lanka. The delegates endorsed several common understanding on the capacity building, preparation of road maps, project preparation, dissemination of important findings, exploring the economic and climate related benefits of clean energy, sharing experiences to key stakeholders, and exposing officials to best practices within and outside the region. The delegates also requested ADB for technical assistance to promote energy efficiency practices and sharing of experience and expertise. As per the timeline endorsed by the working group, the activity of preparing the Regional Energy Efficiency Initiative Road Map is to be delivered by 2012. Based on these, the TA has been included in the 2011 work program. Fact finding mission was not required to be fielded as sufficient information has been gathered to proceed with the TA processing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved energy efficiency in the SASEC DMCs and Sri Lanka.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced capacity of SASEC DMCs and Sri Lanka to pursue EE initiatives.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Updated database on existing EE policies, barriers to EE, potential EE investments, local technology and capabilities, and government capacity in the SASEC DMCs and Sri Lanka.

Prepared Technical Report with road map / action plan for harmonizing the EE standards and labeling, measurement & verification protocols, EE indicators benchmarking

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
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 ADB will now recruit the consultants to avail the expert services to conduct such study and to prepare the Technical Report with the comprehensive and updated EE data base, prepare the Road Maps and Action Plan on SASEC Sub-region. The consultants would be recruited as individual consultants either directly or through firm. They will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (February 2007, as amended from time to time). The TA is expected to be implemented from January 2012 to September 2012.
Responsible ADB Officer Tika Ram Limbu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2011

TA 8025-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 - 21 Dec 2011 30 Sep 2012 15 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 21 Dec 2011 175,746.56

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