The Asian Development Bank is working with Papua New Guinea to expand the electricity grid in rural areas. The program is partnering with PNG Power Limited to enable more people to benefit from having access to electricity.
|Project Name||MFF: Town Electrification Investment Program|
|Country||Papua New Guinea
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Renewable energy generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The proposed investment program will improve power supply in provincial urban centers through replacement of high-cost diesel power generation with sustainable renewable energy power generation. The investment program will include (i) construction of about six run-of-river hydropower plants to supply provincial centers, (ii) construction of transmission systems to connect provincial centers, and (iii) capacity building within the power utility and communities. Project preparatory technical assistance (TA) was used in project preparation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In Papua New Guinea (PNG), grid-connected power is largely restricted to the main urban areas. Less than 10% of the population has access to electricity. In provincial urban centers not connected to the main power grids, a relatively low percentage of urban residents are connected, and distributed power is rarely available outside the provincial urban centers. The supply of power to business and industry in the provincial urban centers is unreliable, with regular power outages and demand that at times exceeds generation capacity. As a result, many large businesses in the provinces self-generate using diesel generators, at high cost. Lack of access to affordable, reliable power is limiting economic growth in provincial centers.|
|Impact||The economic condition of the population in the targeted provincial centers has improved.|
|Description of Outcome||Improved utilization of reliable, clean power to six provincial urban centers|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Six renewable energy power plants put into operation by PPL
Transmission lines constructed and operated by PPL
Capacity building undertaken for implementing agency and project beneficiaries
The PMU renders efficient project management services
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The project will use QCBS for 1 contract.|
|Procurement||The project will undertake international competitive bidding for 6 contracts, national competitive bidding for 1 contract and shopping for 2 contracts.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Maxwell, Anthony|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Papua New Guinea Resident Mission|
Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy
P.O. Box 494
Papua New Guinea
|Concept Clearance||27 May 2010|
|Fact Finding||07 Jun 2010 to 18 Jun 2010|
|MRM||11 Aug 2010|
|Approval||25 Nov 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||10 May 2010|
|Last PDS Update||24 Feb 2011|
MFF Facility Concept 0051-PNG
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||150.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Town Electrification Investment Program||Gender Action Plans||Nov 2010|
|Town Electrification Investment Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2010|
|Town Electrification Investment Program||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Nov 2010|
|Framework Financing Agreement for Town Electrification Investment Program between the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and Asian Development Bank||Framework Financing Agreement||Nov 2010|
|Town Electrification Investment Program||Facility Administration Manual||Oct 2010|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Town Electrification Investment Program: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (as of Board approval)||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Nov 2010|
|Town Electrification Project: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Frameworks||Aug 2010|
|Town Electrification Project||Environmental Assessment and Review Framework||Aug 2010|
|Town Electrification Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan: Divune Hydropower Plant||Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans||Aug 2010|
|Town Electrification Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Aug 2010|
|Town Electrification Project: Resettlement Plan: Divune Hydropower Plant||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2010|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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