Project Name Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance
Project Number 49450-035
Country / Economy Regional
Cook Islands
Micronesia, Federated States of
Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands
Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6810-REG: Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 350,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
TA 6810-REG: Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform - Energy utility services

Gender Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support to operationalize the Office of Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) through capacity building and knowledge product to enable the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen innovation in Pacific energy reforms and meet the emerging requests for analytical support from DMCs. The TA will focus on development and adoption of regulation reforms to support new technologies to decarbonize energy and achieving Pacific NDCs targets. The TA will assist with the preparation of an innovative regulation framework embed the latest policy dialog on creating incentive mechanism for attracting private participation in energy sector in Pacific. The TA will raise awareness of the emerging regional issues and challenges and use of public private partnership (PPP) transparency framework to provide more efficient and transparently regulated sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient Pacific created; and national and regional policy and regulatory frameworks and business-enabling environment improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Regional collaboration and regulation framework for development of Pacific energy sector strengthened

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sustainability of Office of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance strengthened

Regional capacity building, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue organized

Analytical studies on priority regional development issues in utilities regulation and tariffs developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Abbasov, Rafayil
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 25 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Oct 2021

TA 6810-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2021 - 25 Oct 2021 31 Jan 2024 31 Jan 2026 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 27 Nov 2023 562,640.73
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