Myanmar: Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning

Sovereign Project | 46389-001 Status: Active

Summary

The project will have two main activities (i) to prepare the 20-year long-term energy master plan; and (ii) to address the institutional arrangements and capacity development within the NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries for sustainable and inclusive development. Under the activity for preparing the 20-year long-term master plan, the CDTA would (i) consolidate the existing fragmented medium- and long-term energy plan within the concerned ministries and agencies; (ii) prepare a 20-year long-term energy master plan for each primary energy subsector and the energy sector as a whole, including demand projections, supply options with required investment, and financing modalities; and (iii) train concerned staff in NEMC, EDC, and concerned ministries to enhance necessary staff skills in dealing with long-term energy planning and prepare capacity development plan for energy planning activities.

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Project Name Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning
Project Number 46389-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8356-MYA: Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.35 million
TA: Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The project will have two main activities (i) to prepare the 20-year long-term energy master plan; and (ii) to address the institutional arrangements and capacity development within the NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries for sustainable and inclusive development. Under the activity for preparing the 20-year long-term master plan, the CDTA would (i) consolidate the existing fragmented medium- and long-term energy plan within the concerned ministries and agencies; (ii) prepare a 20-year long-term energy master plan for each primary energy subsector and the energy sector as a whole, including demand projections, supply options with required investment, and financing modalities; and (iii) train concerned staff in NEMC, EDC, and concerned ministries to enhance necessary staff skills in dealing with long-term energy planning and prepare capacity development plan for energy planning activities. The CDTA also would (i) review the existing institutional arrangements for the energy sector and strengthen current coordination mechanism among NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in preparing and implementing energy policy, particularly renewable energy development; (ii) identify weakness and recommend necessary measures to enhance staff capability; (iii) prepare immediate and medium term capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector; and (iv) assist the government in preparing sector assessment, strategy and road map (ASR) for the energy sector, and preparing/revising the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy of the Government. In the donor coordination meeting it was agreed with the Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) that this TA will complement JICA's work in preparing the long-term power sector development plan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Myanmar's energy sector suffers from a lack of an overall energy planning, policy and strategy. Currently, there is limited and fragmented long-term planning for each energy subsector or planning in the whole energy sector. There are no clear policies or programs for power sector planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy or on climate change issues. In addition, there is no coordination among concerned line Ministries. There are seven line Ministries in Myanmar that are responsible for energy sector matters. The Ministry of Energy (MOE) is a focal point for overall energy policy and planning coordination with the concerned Ministries; however, it has done little other than to focus on planning and policies in the oil and gas sectors. The other line Ministries' responsibilities are (i) Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP)-power sector; (ii) Ministry of Mines (MOM)-coal development; (iii) Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation (MOAI)-biofuels and micro-hydro for irrigation purposes; (iv) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)-renewable energy; (v) Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECF)-fuelwood, climate change, and environmental safeguards requirements; and (vi) Ministry of Industry (MOI)-energy efficiency. In addition, within each Ministry, the function of policy, regulation, operation and maintenance practices have been mixed. In general, MOE has not given any priority to national energy planning function. The EDC is a nature of the working level committee to the NEMC. The EDC comprises 14 members Union Minister for Ministry of Energy as a Chairman, 12 members , and Director General of Energy Planning Department (Ministry of Energy) as a Secretary. Hence, institutional strengthening of the newly established NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in energy planning and policy is urgently needed for sustainable development of the energy sector in Myanmar.
Impact Improved energy sector policy, regulatory and planning environment for sustainable development of energy sector

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Strengthened institutional arrangements for energy planning and enhanced staff capacity within NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is to be completed in 2016. The national energy policy was approved in January 2015. The final EMP report was launched by Vice President in January 2016. National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Roadmap was approved by the Cabinet in February 2016. The draft renewable energy policy report is being reviewed by the government. The capacity building program/training is scheduled for the rest of 2016 to transfer data and methodology of EMP study to the government.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Enhanced coordination mechanism and institutional arrangements for the energy sector

Prepared/revised the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy

Prepared capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector

Prepared a long term energy master plan

Enhanced staff skills for energy planning through training

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All consultants are in the process of completing their deliverables.
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 Several public stakeholder discussions are envisaged with civil society organizations, development partners, and the government in formulating energy policy, energy efficiency policy, renewable energy development strategy; and the draft 20-year energy master plan. Approved policies and strategy will be disclosed to the public through electronic media in both English and in Myanmar language.

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Consulting Services

I. Long-Term Energy Master Plan - Consulting firm, QCBS, STP, 80:20,

18 person-months international and 20 person-months national

Status: Consulting firm contract ongoing.

II. Coordination of Energy Policy

1. Energy Sector Experts - 2 Individual consultants,

6 person-months international; 8 person-months national

Status: Contracts of individual consultants ongoing.

2. Renewable Energy Experts - 1 international and 4 national

5 person-months international; 8 person-months national

Status: International consultant contract ongoing and one national consultant contract ongoing.

3. Energy Efficiency Experts, 2 individuals

3 person-months international; 4 person-months national

Status: 2 individual contracts ongoing

Procurement Office equipment will be procured by the contracted consulting firm.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hyunjung Lee
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
National Energy Management Committee
Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Ministry of Energy
Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Timetable

Concept Clearance 20 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 11 Oct 2012 to 16 Oct 2012
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Mar 2016

TA 8356-MYA

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Apr 2013 29 Aug 2013 29 Aug 2013 31 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 24 Apr 2013 1,145,891.12

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