Regional: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Power Trade Development

Sovereign Project | 47107-001 Status: Approved

Summary

Regional energy planning including cross-border energy trading infrastructure has been identified as a key impetus area in recent studies that reflect ADB's commitment of supporting regional cooperation in South Asia. A regional technical assistance (RETA 6383) for Preparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and SAARC Energy Center Capacity Development led to SAARC Regional Energy Trade Study (SRETS) which was endorsed by the SAARC Energy Ministers in 2011. The follow up South Asia Regional Power Exchange Study (SRPES) under the Regional Research and Development Technical Assistance (R-RDTA 7529) examined the prospect of a regional power exchange to contribute to advancing regional electricity trade in South Asia. The final report has been already endorsed by a SAARC Intergovernmental Meeting of technical experts held in Nov 2012 and it is expected to be published by July 2013

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Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Power Trade Development
Project Number 47107-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8619-REG: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Power Trade Development
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Regional energy planning including cross-border energy trading infrastructure has been identified as a key impetus area in recent studies that reflect ADB's commitment of supporting regional cooperation in South Asia. A regional technical assistance (RETA 6383) for Preparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and SAARC Energy Center Capacity Development led to SAARC Regional Energy Trade Study (SRETS) which was endorsed by the SAARC Energy Ministers in 2011. The follow up South Asia Regional Power Exchange Study (SRPES) under the Regional Research and Development Technical Assistance (R-RDTA 7529) examined the prospect of a regional power exchange to contribute to advancing regional electricity trade in South Asia. The final report has been already endorsed by a SAARC Intergovernmental Meeting of technical experts held in Nov 2012 and it is expected to be published by July 2013
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA will expand on the prior activities to develop a comprehensive long term regional transmission plan for the SASEC region to align generation and transmission developments of the member states. The TA will also examine the optimal development of electricity generation capacity in the region as an input to the regional transmission master plan development. Further, TA intends to build capacity on cross-border power trade by supporting the related activities including those of the SASEC Electricity Transmission Utility Forum (SETUF) which will be formally established.
Impact Cross-border regional electricity transmission plan implemented.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved planning capacity of SASEC foster cross-border power trading
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Regional electricity transmission plan for cross-border trade among SASEC countries completed

Improved networking among SASEC countries and knowledge on cross-border power trading

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

" All consultants have been fielded. Implementation is on going.

" Interim Outputs/Progress of the TA presented in the following meetings

" SAARC Energy Working Group Meeting, Colombo Sri Lanka 25-26 Aug 2014

" SASEC Energy Working Group Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal, 5 Nov 2014

" Third SASEC Electricity Transmission Utility Forum (SETUF) Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-23 Oct 2015

" A technical/study visit to Nordpool, Oslo, Norway was conducted on 31 August 3 September 2015 with the participation of representatives from SASEC member countries.

" The next meeting (SETUF-4) to discuss the progress of the TA and the Draft Final Report is tentatively scheduled in May 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

" SAARC Energy Working Group Meeting, Colombo Sri Lanka 25-26 Aug 2014

" SASEC Energy Working Group Meeting, Kathmandu, Nepal, 5 Nov 2014

" Third SASEC Electricity Transmission Utility Forum (SETUF) Meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-23 Oct 2015

During Project Implementation A study visit to Nordpool, Oslo, Norway was conducted last 31 August - 3 September 2015 with the participation of all the SASEC countries.

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Consulting Services

The TA will require the services of three (3) international consultants (Power System Economist, Power System Planning Specialist and a Senior Advisor) for a total of 15 person-months and a national Senior Program Analyst to support the consulting team for a total duration of 12 months, all on intermittent basis. The consulting services will be for a duration of 26 months from the start of the TA

ADB will recruit the consultants as individual consultants in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook

Procurement Not applicable

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kaoru Ogino
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance 17 Jun 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Feb 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2016

TA 8619-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Feb 2014 - 07 Feb 2014 31 Mar 2016 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 07 Feb 2014 261,774.57

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