Azerbaijan: Renewable Energy Development (Biomass Cogeneration) Project

Sovereign Project | 47008-001

Summary

The Project objective is to promote renewable energy development in Azerbaijan through developing two pilot renewable energy projects (biomass) with a total installed capacity of 20 megawatt for electricity and heating supply in Oghuz and Beylagan regions.

The project impact will be increased renewable energy generation and supply in Azerbaijan. The expected project outcome will be two pilot demonstration biomass generation plants and heating supply systems in Oghuz and Beylagan regions. The project outputs consist of the following components: (i) construction of two biomass generation plants in Oghuz and Beylagan regions; (ii) construction of heating supply systems in Oghuz and Beylagan regions; and (iii) project implementation support comprising project management and supervision, safeguards compliance, and capacity building for the executing agency.

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Project Name Renewable Energy Development (Biomass Cogeneration) Project
Project Number 47008-001
Country Azerbaijan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8364-AZE: Renewable Energy Development (Biomass Cogeneration) Project
Clean Energy Fund - Multi-Donor US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The Project objective is to promote renewable energy development in Azerbaijan through developing two pilot renewable energy projects (biomass) with a total installed capacity of 20 megawatt for electricity and heating supply in Oghuz and Beylagan regions.

The project impact will be increased renewable energy generation and supply in Azerbaijan. The expected project outcome will be two pilot demonstration biomass generation plants and heating supply systems in Oghuz and Beylagan regions. The project outputs consist of the following components: (i) construction of two biomass generation plants in Oghuz and Beylagan regions; (ii) construction of heating supply systems in Oghuz and Beylagan regions; and (iii) project implementation support comprising project management and supervision, safeguards compliance, and capacity building for the executing agency.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of Azerbaijan (the Government) is committed to pursue a sustained long-term plan to improve power infrastructure and services to the country. The overall strategic objectives is to meet fully the electric power, gas and other energy demand of both the population and economy through the continued development of the fuel and energy sector. Azerbaijan's energy sector strategy is described in the State Program for Development of Fuel and Energy Sector in Azerbaijan (2005-2015), which set the following targets and goals: (i) efficient use of energy resources and increasing sector operational efficiency; (ii) establishing a sound regulatory environment to promote competition; (iii) improving the sector structure to attract more investments; (iv) promotion of renewable energy and sustainable development to ensure environmental safety; and (v) strengthening financial discipline in the sector and ensuring full payment for energy consumption.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Oghuz and Agjabedi regions
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders will be consulted during the project preparation. PPTA Consultant has been engaged to undertake comprehensive analysis and stakeholders consultations (in accordance with ADB's Social Safeguard Policy) to factor in all land acquisition, resettlement and environmental considerations into projects design.
During Project Implementation Consultation and information sharing with local communities will be made. Necessary social safeguards and environmental analyses will be undertaken and updated once the design work is initiated for sub-projects. Relevant documentation will be approved by ADB before contractor could be mobilized to undertake construction activities at project sites. Collaboration with stakeholders will be promoted to ensure compliance with national standards as well as ADB policies.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The PPTA will engage a consulting firm. There are 6 positions for international (24 p-m) and 3 positions for national consultants (16 p-m). The consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method (90:10) with simplified technical proposal (STP), in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

The PPTA Consultant was mobilized in October 2014. An Inception Report was submitted in February 2015 identifying possible options for renewable energy sources in AZE. Feasibility assessment of the said options is ongoing.

Responsible ADB Officer Tianhua Luo
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
State Agency on Alternative&Renewable Energ_Source40 U.Hajibeyov str.,Government House Bld
Baku, Azerbaijan, AZ 1000
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 May 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

TA 8364-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 May 2013 05 Aug 2014 05 Aug 2014 31 Dec 2014 31 Mar 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 08 May 2013 180,019.24

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