China, People's Republic of: Enhancing the Energy Regulation System for Low-Carbon Development

Sovereign Project | 45518-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Enhancing the Energy Regulation System for Low-Carbon Development
Project Number 45518-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7963-PRC: Enhancing the Energy Regulation System for Low-Carbon Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 7963-PRC: Enhancing the Energy Regulation System for Low-Carbon Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 120,000.00
TA 7963-PRC: Enhancing the Energy Regulation System for Low-Carbon Development (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Shale Gas Industry Policy stipulated in October 2013 by NEA.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Draft Final and Final Report has been submitted in February 2014.

Final report on development of shale gas in the PRC submitted to ADB In July 2013.

Additional report on regulatory actions to improve enabling environment for sustainable shale gas development in the PRC during the 13th FYP prepared by December 2014 and delivered to the government.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the TA implementation the EA planned to organize several workshops to consult with policy makers, scholars, energy industry representatives, legal experts in the field, and other stakeholders to discuss and improve their outputs.
During Project Implementation

The Consultant is applying a participatory approach. The consulting firm conducted a number of workshops in Beijing to consult and engage in communication with key stakeholders. For the stakeholder communication the Consultant closely cooperates with the EA.

The five individual consultants engaged under the expanded scope of the TA to support comprehensive study on shale gas in the PRC have completed their assignments and reports submitted.

The TA scope has been expanded to (i) develop a plan for bridging infrastructure constraints, in particular, a plan for shale gas pipeline network construction; (ii) elaborate a shale gas resource utilization strategy; and (iii) formulate policy recommendations to enhance the rapid expansion of shale gas exploration. A team of consultants will be engaged for 33.25 person months to undertake the analytical work associated with the expanded scope. The TA closing date has been extended to 31 March 2015.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be carried out by a team of consultants with extensive knowledge and expertise in (i) energy development strategy, (ii) energy economics, (iii) energy legislation, (iv) electricity reform, and (v) energy-related environmental and social safeguards. The outline terms of reference for consultants are in Appendix 3. ADB, in consultation with the executing agency and implementing agency, will select and engage consultants through a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the quality- (80%) and cost-based (20%) selection method. The consulting firm will be required to submit a biodata technical proposal (BTP) covering team composition, task assignments, work and personnel schedules, and CVs of proposed consultants.
Procurement All procurement will be carried out using the shopping method in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All equipment purchased under the TA will be turned over to the executing agency after TA completion. To facilitate TA implementation, an advance payment facility is requested, and TA funds will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Annika Seiler
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
National Energy Administration
Mr. Zhao Yinong
38 Yuetan Nanjie, Beijing, 100824


Concept Clearance 09 Nov 2011
Fact Finding 18 Oct 2011 to 24 Oct 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 7963-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2011 05 Jan 2012 05 Jan 2012 31 Aug 2013 31 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
720,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 09 Dec 2011 536,295.94

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