Papua New Guinea: Implementation of the Electricity Industry Policy

Sovereign Project | 46012-001

Summary

The proposed technical assistance (TA) will assist the Government of Papua New Guinea in implementing its Electricity Industry Policy (EIP) by supporting the preparation of the national electrification roll-out plan (EROP), establishing implementation capacity within the Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE), and assisting in identifying and implementing initial pilot projects.

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Project Name Implementation of the Electricity Industry Policy
Project Number 46012-001
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8264-PNG: Implementation of the Electricity Industry Policy
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed technical assistance (TA) will assist the Government of Papua New Guinea in implementing its Electricity Industry Policy (EIP) by supporting the preparation of the national electrification roll-out plan (EROP), establishing implementation capacity within the Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE), and assisting in identifying and implementing initial pilot projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government requested support for the project through inclusion of the project in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) country partnership strategy, 2011-2015 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TA is in line with the PNG country partnership strategy, 2011-2015, which prioritizes energy as a key area of support; and the PNG Development Strategic Plan, 2010-2030 priority of extending electricity access and improving power supply. The TA directly supports implementation of key components of the EIP. Effective implementation of the EIP will support ADB's ongoing energy sector lending and grant program to PNG, consisting of the Town Electrification Investment Program, and the proposed Port Moresby Grid Development Project.
Impact Improved quality and increased access to electricity services
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome DPE implements the Electrification Roll-out Plan (EROP)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. DPE prepares National Electrification Roll-out Plan (EROP)

2. DPE has capacity to implement the EROP

3. DPE identifies and prepares the first pilot projects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 The TA will finance consulting services, equipment, and office furnishings to support DPE implementation of the outputs. A total of 21 person-months of international consultants and 12 person-months of national consultants will be required, to be hired through a consulting firm. The following expertise will be required: a governance specialist, a power infrastructure specialist (international and national), a procurement specialist, and a private sector specialist. Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) through quality- and cost-based selection (quality cost ratio of 90:10) using simplified technical proposal. Consultants may also be recruited through individual consultant selection (considered justified due to difficulties in finding consulting companies with the broad technical spread of required specialists on staff, and the limited pool of consultants with required technical and country expertise). A project steering committee will oversee implementation. The committee will meet at least quarterly and will be chaired by the DPE.
Procurement Equipment under the TA will be procured following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Training and workshops will be implemented with the assistance of consultants. The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment procured under the TA will be turned over to the executing agency upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Anthony Maxwell
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Energy Div of the Dept of Petroleum and EnergyVore Veve, Director, Energy Divisionvore_veve@datec.net.pgP.O. Box 494 Waigani, NCD Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Nov 2012
Fact Finding 03 Sep 2012 to 14 Sep 2012
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2014

TA 8264-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 11 Jan 2013 11 Jan 2013 24 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 10 Dec 2012 341,341.91
Title Document Type Document Date
Implementation of the Electricity Industry Policy Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012

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