Nepal: Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 40553-013 Status: Active
 
Project Name Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project
Project Number 40553-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0182-NEP: Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project
Climate Change Fund US$ 300,000.00
Loan 2587-NEP: Energy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 65.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Few subprojects under the loan are already completed and others are also in advance stage of completion. With completion of all subprojects (31 March 2017) reliable and energy efficient power supply with increased access and operational efficiency in the project areas will be ensured.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Construction of Butwal-Kohalpur 132 kV second circuit stringing work, Grid substation in Matatirtha completed and currently in operation. Physical work completed in Chapali S/S however rectification works ongoing after unsuccessful testing and commissioning work. Installation of capacitor banks completed and under operation. Contract for construction of Middle Marsyangdi- Marsyangdi 132 kV second circuit stringing work line & Dumre-Damauli 132 kV new 132 kV Line was terminated by NEA for poor perfromance. NEA is undertaking remaining work on its own funding.

Construction of 8 primary distributrion substations at Baniyani (Jhapa), Barahathawa (Sarlahi), Mirchaiya (Siraha), Paraul (Mahottari), Dhanusadham (Dhanusa), Mainapokhar (Bardiya), Baskot (Kaski), Kusma (Parbat) completed.

Rehabilitation of Marsyangdi and Gandak Hydropower Stations completed.

Country wide expansion of CFL program accomplished. 750,000 CFLs were distributed in 24 distribution center of NEA which spread over 24 districts of the country.

Rebuilding of 11 kV feeders, relevant low voltage networks and associated facilities in pilot areas mostly completed. Few remaining works at Kusma, Birgung and Kathmandu will be completed with March 2017.

1316 PV solar street lights have been installed in Kathmandu valley. 100 kWp solar gird tied system installed in NEA training centre,60 kWp in Bir Hospital (50 kWp grid connected system + 10 kWp solar backup systems) Implementation of PPP in distribution centers currently abandoned.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Government of Nepal has undertaken initial environmental examinations and developed an environmental management plan for all relevant packages and included in the bidding/contract documents.
Involuntary Resettlement A full resettlement plan (RP) was prepared during project preparation in consultation with affected parties, local authorities, and the NEA, in accordance with ADB's Involuntary Resettlement Policy (1995). It will guide the resettlement process and describe the nature of impacts, range of and eligibility for entitlements, income and livelihood restoration, rehabilitation assistance, and compensation for losses incurred. The resettlement plan will be updated as needed and publicly disclosed to interested stakeholders on the ADB and NEA websites. Accordingly, EA is currently in the process to update the RP to reflect the change in number of affected people due to change in route alignment in one transmission line package.
Indigenous Peoples No adverse impact is expected on indigenous people's communities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted during project preparation with relevant stakeholder groups. District stakeholders were consulted to inform them about the project, collect required information and suggestions relevant to the project, and seek their support tor project preparation. Consultation with the local community, including the project-affected families, was undertaken to (i) disseminate information about the proposed projects and likely impacts, (ii) solicit their view and suggestion, (iii) collect socioeconomic and census data, (iv) assess the scope of effects on private and community assets, (v) assess financial assistance to be made to the affected people.
During Project Implementation Regular review missions and regular meetings are being conducted by ADB.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All the consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Contracts for all 6 consulting services for loss reduction project, distribution PPP project, renewable energy for street lighting and waste management policy have been awarded.

Procurement

All procurement to be financed under the ADB will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding procedures will be used for all the components, except one contract package under component 3(clean energy plant improvement) and the single package under component 5 (energy efficiency in lighting).

All 23 contract packages have been awarded.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Manandhar, Pushkar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Nepal Electricity Authority
Sanepa, Lalitpur
Nepal

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2017

Grant 0182-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2009 11 Mar 2010 04 Jun 2010 30 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2014 09 Nov 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.30 27 Nov 2009 0.02 0.00 8%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2009 0.02 0.00 8%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - Satisfactory Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory

Grant 0183-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2009 11 Mar 2010 04 Jun 2010 30 Mar 2013 30 Sep 2015 09 Nov 2016
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 27 Nov 2009 0.00 3.71 88%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2009 0.00 3.71 88%

Loan 2587-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2009 11 Mar 2010 04 Jun 2010 30 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 89.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 65.00 27 Nov 2009 52.05 0.00 95%
Counterpart 24.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Nov 2009 48.23 0.00 88%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan