Tonga: Outer Island Energy Efficiency Project

Sovereign Project | 46492-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Outer Island Energy Efficiency Project
Project Number 46492-001
Country Tonga
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8296-TON: Outer Island Energy Efficiency Project
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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 require 11 person-months of international and 6 person-months of national consulting inputs. The scope of this project is an extension of the proposed Outer Island Renewable Energy Project, therefore single source selection of the same consultancy firm (High Chem GmbH) is proposed. This fact will allow the natural continuity in the technical approach, highly qualified work, retaining experience acquired, continued professional liability, and continuation of good performance. The firm was previously engaged through quality- and cost-based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 90:10), due to the specific technological complexity of the previous project preparation using a simplified technical proposal in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the PPTA will be disbursed in line with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (April 2010, as amended from time to time).

The cluster TA, ADB's Pilot Asia Pacific Climate Technology Finance Center, Subproject B, Assessment of Technology options for priority projects, will finance as in-kind contribution 3 person-months of international consulting inputs.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Paul Hattle
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Vuna Road
Kingdom of Tonga


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Jan 2013

TA 8296-TON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2012 28 Jan 2013 28 Jan 2013 30 Nov 2013 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 17 Dec 2012 390,000.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Outer Island Energy Efficiency Project Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2013

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