Solomon Islands: Provincial Renewable Energy Project

Sovereign Project | 46014-002 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Solomon Islands shift to reliable, cleaner power in provincial centers.  The project will assist the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) in installing hydropower generation to replace diesel generation, and extend the power grid to new households. It will construct the Fiu River Hydropower Plant near Auki, Malaita, and also train staff in hydropower plant operation.

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Project Name Provincial Renewable Energy Project
Project Number 46014-002
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0386-SOL: Provincial Renewable Energy Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Loan 3127-SOL: Provincial Renewable Energy Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

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

Recruitment of services for the cadastral and topographical surveys now ongoing.

Project was declared effective on 16 June 2015. Design and supervision consultant contract to be negotiated. On land acquisition, waiting certificate of no appeal from magistrate.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 (2009) (SPS). An initial environmental examination (IEE) has been prepared. The main potential environmental impacts will be created by construction of the access road, installation of plant at intake and powerhouse site, and vegetation trimming with the low voltage transmission line corridor. After updating following detailed design, the results of the IEE will be integrated into the bidding documents, if there are changes to the scope of the works an updated IEE and environmental management plan (EMP) will be compiled by the Project Management Unit (PMU) and approved by ADB. As part of the assessment a climate change adaptation risk evaluation was conducted and considered in the preliminary design of the schemes, the findings of the assessment will be integrated into the detailed design. The PMU will be supported by environmental specialists (3 months international and 14 months national) to ensure capacity building to SIEA, and implementation and monitoring of the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The project has been classified as category B for resettlement and category C for indigenous peoples following ADB's SPS. The project will involve land acquisition impacts that are not deemed significant. The hydropower scheme will require land acquisition and tree clearance for construction.
Indigenous Peoples A draft resettlement plan has been prepared based on impact assessment and consultations with affected persons during the PPTA. Affected persons will be further consulted during the detailed design and implementation. Relevant information including an information brochure in local language has been disseminated to affected persons and local stakeholders. SIEA will endorse the Resettlement Plan for posting on ADB website before ADB's management review meeting.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require 9 international consultants (23 months) and 4 national consultants (13 months) to be hired through a consulting firm. Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The consulting firm will be engaged through quality and cost based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 90:10) using simplified technical proposal.
Procurement The procurement of equipment by consultants under the TA, will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). 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 Government upon TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Anthony Maxwell
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification
MARY@MINES.GOV.SB
P.O Box G37,
HONIARA, Solomon Islands

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Grant 0386-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 May 2014 16 Jun 2014 16 Jun 2015 31 Mar 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 12 May 2014 0.77 0.00 13%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 May 2014 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3127-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 May 2014 16 Jun 2014 16 Jun 2015 31 Mar 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 12 May 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 12 May 2014 0.00 0.00 0%
Title Document Type Document Date
Financing Agreement (Special Operations) for Provincial Renewable Energy Project Financing Agreement Jun 2014
Project Agreement for Provincial Renewable Energy Project Project/Program Agreement Jun 2014
Provincial Renewable Energy Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Apr 2014
Provincial Renewable Energy Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Apr 2014
Provincial Renewable Energy Project Procurement Plans Apr 2014
Provincial Renewable Energy Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Apr 2014

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Provincial Renewable Energy Project Resettlement Plans Aug 2013
Provincial Renewable Energy Project Resettlement Plans Jun 2013
Provincial Renewable Energy Project: Fiu River Hydropower Project - Malaita Province Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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