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Bangladesh: Power System Efficiency Improvement (Off-grid Solar Photovoltaic Pumping Systems Component) - Additional Financing

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37113-014 Status: Active

The impact and outcome of the overall project, with additional cofinancing, will remain the same as in the ongoing project, and the outputs from Part B(iv) will be enhanced. The respective outputs will be expanded through additional financing by (i) about 2,000 SPV water pumping systems installed with an estimated total 18.3 MW-peak of solar capacity; and (ii) development of a gender-related action plan for an awareness campaign and capacity development for SPV water pumping systems. The SPV water pumping component is expected to result in a reduction of 13,624 tons of carbon dioxide annually, additional to the estimated 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide under Part B of the ongoing project, while other indicators will remain unchanged

Project Details

Project Officer
Ibrahim, Sherine South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Power System Efficiency Improvement (Off-grid Solar Photovoltaic Pumping Systems Component) - Additional Financing
Project Number 37113-014
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0583-BAN: Power System Efficiency Improvement (Off-grid Solar Photovoltaic Pumping Systems Component) - Additional Financing
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
Grant 0584-BAN: Power System Efficiency Improvement Project (Off-grid Solar Irrigation Component) - Additional Cofinancing
Strategic Climate Fund - SREP US$ 22.44 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The impact and outcome of the overall project, with additional cofinancing, will remain the same as in the ongoing project, and the outputs from Part B(iv) will be enhanced. The respective outputs will be expanded through additional financing by (i) about 2,000 SPV water pumping systems installed with an estimated total 18.3 MW-peak of solar capacity; and (ii) development of a gender-related action plan for an awareness campaign and capacity development for SPV water pumping systems. The SPV water pumping component is expected to result in a reduction of 13,624 tons of carbon dioxide annually, additional to the estimated 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide under Part B of the ongoing project, while other indicators will remain unchanged
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ongoing project is performing well based on the criteria of OM H5/OP para. 3 and the project performance rating is on track, albeit slow progress in the initial stage of implementation. The additional cofinancing will be used to expand the scale of Part B(iv) of the project, which is consistent with government priority, country partnership strategy, 2016 2020 for Bangladesh, and objectives and scope of the ongoing project for increasing use of renewable energy. The SPV water pumping system is a reliable and clean energy solution to address the energy-water-food nexus. The SPV water pumping systems will directly avoid operation of presently used and planned diesel pumps and reduce dependence on fuel imports, while reducing emissions including greenhouse gases. Compared to the conventional diesel fired water pumping, SPV water pumping systems have a lower operation and maintenance cost. Their application can be scaled up to meet diverse energy demands, improve livelihoods with less pollution, and have more savings from reduction of diesel use for irrigation and other agricultural activities.
Impact Increased provision of better access to electricity
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased electricity generation capacity
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Improved energy efficiency
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB loan and grant-financed consultants will be recruited following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). BREB requested ADB's assistance in selecting the consultants on their behalf to ensure effective implementation under tight project timeline. BREB has established a project coordination unit for project preparation, implementation, monitoring, and reporting to ADB and the government.
Procurement The implementation will follow the arrangements being used in the ongoing project. Goods, equipment, and civil works financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Universal procurement will be applied to procurement under Part B(iv) based on blanket waiver for OCR operations with administered cofinancing.
Responsible ADB Officer Ibrahim, Sherine
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ashuganj Power Station Company Ltd. (APSCL)
Ashuganj, B-Baria
3402, Bangladesh
Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
WAPDA Building, 9th Floor
Motijhel C/A
Dhaka-1000,Bangladesh
Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board
Directorate of Procurement
Head Office Bldg.-7th Flr, Zoar Sahara,
Khilkhet, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh
Power Div-Min of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017
MRM -
Approval 05 Jul 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2018

Grant 0583-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 18 Feb 2019 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.89 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 4.89 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 05 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

Grant 0584-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 18 Feb 2019 30 Jun 2021 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.44 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 05 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 22.44 05 Jul 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Services for Gender Action Plan Implementation Services (Firm). Firm - Consulting Closed 25 Feb 2019 27 Mar 2019

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

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