2013 Clean Energy Investments: Project Summaries

Publication | June 2014

This report summarizes the investments in clean energy made by the operations departments of ADB in 2013, condensing information from project databases and formal reports in an easy-to-reference format.

In 2013, ADB achieved clean energy investments of $2.3 billion, meeting its target to achieve at least $2 billion annual investments by 2013. This achievement needs context though, going back to 2008, when ADB first made public its target for $2 billion annually in clean energy investment by 2013. This target was actually met two years ahead of schedule in 2011. ADB then revised its pledge—it would continue to meet a $2 billion goal annually until 2013.

With the results of 2011–2013 recorded, ADB has kept its pledge, and its commitment to a policy of supporting clean energy development in as many sectors and ways as possible has been a notable success.

Highlights

In 2013, ADB’s $2.3 billion clean energy investment is expected to produce the following significant gains:

  • a total of 5.2 terawatt-hours per year of clean electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydro;
  • 1,987 gigawatt-hours of electricity savings from energy efficiency;
  • more than 4,600 terajoules per year from avoided consumption of direct fuel;
  • abatement of 7 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year; and
  • installation of 1,390 megawatts of renewable energy generation capacity.

ADB Energy Policy

ADB’s strategy, enshrined in ADB’s 2009 Energy Policy, has proven to have correctly anticipated the high interest and enormous appetite for clean energy that exists among the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific. That interest is demonstrated by ADB exceeding its targeted level of investment every year since 2008.

About the report

This report summarizes the investments in clean energy made by the operations departments of ADB in 2013, condensing information from project databases and formal reports in an easy-to-reference format.

This report was prepared by ADB’s Clean Energy Program which provides the cohesive agenda that encompasses and guides ADB’s lending and non-lending assistance, initiatives, and plan of action for sustainable growth in Asia and the Pacific.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Central and West Asia Department
  • East Asia Department
  • Pacific Department
  • Private Sector Operations Department
  • South Asia Department
  • Southeast Asia Department
  • Appendixes