Samoa: Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project

Sovereign Project | 46044-002 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Samoa reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve energy security. The project will rehabilitate three small hydropower plants on Upolu and construct three new hydropower plants on Upolu and Savai’i. It will provide training to the Electric Power Corporation on operation and maintenance. The project is expected to save about 3.6 million liters of diesel per year.

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Project Name Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Project Number 46044-002
Country Samoa
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0370-SAM: Renewable Energy Project and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Grant 0371-SAM: Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Grant 0373-SAM: Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.21 million
Grant 0456-SAM: Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing
Ren. Energy Dev & Power Rehab in Samoa US$ 5.06 million
Grant 0457-SAM: Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project - Additional Financing
Government of New Zealand US$ 2.49 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Tender package is expected to be awarded in Q1 2016.

2. Tender package is expected to be awarded in Q2 2016.

3. Not yet due

4. Not yet completed. The project owner's engineers were engaged and the contract with the EA was signed on 23 July 2014. It consisted of one electromechanical specialist (project manager), one hydropower-civil specialist, one geological specialist, one procurement specialist, and one financial (power) specialist.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environment (category B). Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) have been prepared for the new and rehabilitation SHP schemes in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The project has been classified as category B for environment following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Environmental flows have been determined and no significant impacts are expected on the existing fish and aquatic resources or riparian habitats as a result of the project provided that the specified minimum environmental flows are released into the rivers at all times. The main potential environmental impacts will be created by the weirs and run-of-river schemes, upgrading of the access roads, and installation of short sections of cables for grid connection. Impacts may include land clearing, earthworks, dust, noise, vegetation clearance, materials sourcing and transportation, waste disposal and discharges, and effects associated with upgrading of access roads. The IEEs have been endorsed by EPC and posted on the ADB website.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is not expected to involve physical displacement or relocation of people. The rehabilitation of existing SHPs will be undertaken in the existing land acquired in 1921 and 1929, and will not require additional land acquisition. Due diligence for existing facilities has been undertaken in accordance with the Safeguard Policy Statement, and its results, including measures for resolving historical concerns raised by local villagers in existing sites, are included in the resettlement plan. EPC, in coordination with relevant government agencies, will finalize and implement these measures during implementation. New SHPs are proposed to be developed in partnership with local communities, and a joint venture business model is under discussion at the cabinet. The land required for new SHPs is expected to be acquired through negotiation, with details to be finalized after the cabinet's decision on the business model. A draft resettlement plan has been developed based on available information, in anticipation of possible land acquisition in case the proposed joint venture business model does not materialize. The resettlement plan will be updated and finalized after the detailed design, including measures for further consultations and collection of detailed socioeconomic information. The resettlement plan has been endorsed by EPC and posted on the ADB website.
Indigenous Peoples The majority of the population in the project area are Polynesian people of Samoa and not considered to be distinct from the mainstream society. The project is not expected to affect any distinct and vulnerable group of indigenous peoples as defined by the Safeguard Policy Statement, and does not require an indigenous peoples plan. The project outputs will be delivered in a culturally appropriate manner.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The engineers will have expertise on implementation and supervision of small hydropower projects and will be engaged using the fixed budget selection method, which is considered justified because of the project's technical complexity.

Procurement of consultancy services will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Goods and works will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Procurement Procurement of goods, works, services and the consultancy component of the turnkey contractor will be conducted through a single turnkey contract. The turnkey contract will include final design and engineering, supply and installation of equipment, construction works and commissioning, and an O&M knowledge transfer program for at least 2 years after plant commissioning. The rationale is to cover 1 year of normal guarantee time of equipment and one additional year of the hydrology cycle for conducting any needed system upgrades. A procurement capacity assessment was completed, which indicates that Samoa's procurement regulations and procedures are comprehensive. Even though EPC has a functioning procurement unit, it would still benefit from the expertise of the turnkey contractor. ADB will review the project's procurement processes. The PMU is also responsible for the PSEP, which is still under implementation and thus has recent experience with ADB procurement policies.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Maria Melei
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Subregional Office in Suva, Fiji
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
(Mr.) Iulai Lavea, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Finance
iulai.lavea@mof.gov.ws
Ministry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 01 Jul 2013 to 12 Jul 2013
MRM 26 Jul 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0370-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2013 31 Jan 2014 26 May 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 14.62 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 15 Nov 2013 0.12 0.00 1%
Counterpart 4.62 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2013 0.12 0.00 1%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0371-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2013 31 Jan 2014 26 May 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 15 Nov 2013 0.00 0.85 85%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.00 15 Nov 2013 0.00 0.64 64%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0373-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2013 31 Jan 2014 26 May 2014 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.21 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.21 15 Nov 2013 7.62 0.00 93%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Nov 2013 2.25 0.00 27%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0456-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2015 03 Dec 2015 06 Jan 2016 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.27 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Nov 2015 0.00 1.01 20%
Counterpart 1.21 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 5.06 18 Nov 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

Grant 0457-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2015 03 Dec 2015 06 Jan 2016 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.49 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Nov 2015 0.00 0.98 39%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.49 18 Nov 2015 0.00 0.29 12%

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