CENTRAL THAILAND SOLAR POWER PROJECT
|Project Name||CENTRAL THAILAND SOLAR POWER PROJECT|
|Borrower/Company||SOLARCO COMPANY LIMITED
|Location||Amphoe Bang Len, Amphoe Song Phi Nong|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Patil, Avesh|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Yanhee EGCO Holding
|Description||CENTRAL THAILAND SOLAR POWER PROJECT|
|Objectives and Scope||The project will diversify Thailand's energy mix by adding renewable energy capacity, thus helping the country progress toward its clean energy targets. To achieve sustainable long-term economic growth, Thailand is promoting alternative sources of energy such as solar for power generation, and is beginning its transition to a low-carbon economy. Solar energy is a clean and sustainable source of electricity that diversifies the country's energy mix, strengthening energy security and reducing reliance on fossil fuel.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||The project sites Sai Phet 3, Sai Yai 1 and Sai Yai 2 declared Commercial Operations Date (COD) on 18 November 2013 while the project sites Sai Kyo, Sai Phet 1 and Sai Phet 2 declared COD on 16 December 2013. Project Completion Date was achieved on 06 June 2014.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB's country partnership strategy, 2007 2011 for Thailand has three core strategic areas: infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and capital markets. The government's Alternative Energy Development Plan, 2012 2021 notes the immense potential for solar power in Thailand and that energy imports can be avoided through its use with private investment. The project supports the government's long-term objective for the Thailand Clean Technology Fund Investment Plan to use ADB CTF resources to support renewable energy projects in the private sector.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The potential environmental and social impacts of the project have been identified and effective measures to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for adverse impacts are incorporated in the initial environmental examination report. Solarco's institutional capacity and commitment to manage the project's social and environmental impacts are deemed adequate and described in the environmental management plan included in initial environmental examination reports. The project transmission lines are expected to have a short-term impact during construction and insignificant environmental impacts during the remaining life of the project.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The sites where the plants was constructed are already owned by Yanhee Power Holding, acquired on a willing-seller, willing-buyer basis.|
|Indigenous Peoples||In compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), the project is classified as category B for environment, category C for involuntary resettlement, and category C for indigenous peoples. During construction, a maximum of 160 construction workers will be at each project site at any particular time. For gender classification, the project is categorized as having no gender element.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Solarco will comply with ADB's Social Protection Strategy and report annually to ADB on their compliance with national labor laws and adherence to internationally recognized core labor standards. Several public hearings and information dissemination activities involved stakeholders to ensure public participation.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||20 Aug 2012|
|Credit Committee Meeting||21 Jan 2013|
|Approval||28 Feb 2013|
|PDS Creation Date||31 Jan 2013|
|Last PDS Update||23 Sep 2014|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Central Thailand Solar Power Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Mar 2014|
|โครงการพลังงานแสงอาทิตย์ ภาคกลาง ประเทศไทย: เอกสำรข้อมูลโครงกำร||Translated PDS||Feb 2013|
|Central Thailand Solar Power Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Feb 2013|
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|
|Central Thailand Solar Power Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Feb 2013|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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