Papua New Guinea: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 41504-023

ADB is helping Papua New Guinea build renewable energy facilities to meet critical electricity supply gaps in six provincial urban centers. The first tranche of the investment program will support run-of-river hydro plants in Northern Province and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and a 66-kilovolt transmission line in West New Britain.

Project Name Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 41504-023
Country Papua New Guinea
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2713-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 37.90 million
Loan 2714-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 16.40 million
Grant 0469-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program, Tranche 1 (additional financing)
Government of New Zealand US$ 4.80 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - small hydro

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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved utilization of reliable, clean power to six provincial urban centers
Progress Toward Outcome

1. Kimbe - Bialla Transmission line completed and commissioned in December 2017.

2. Divune Hydropower plant contract was signed in August 2016 and implementation is ongoing.

3. Supply of equipment for Ramazon and Divune transmission line was completed in August 2015.

4. Ru Creek hydropower rehabilitation contract was signed on 22 June 2018 and implementation is ongoing.

5. Lake Hargy hydropower rehabilitation contract was signed on 28 May 2018 and implementation is ongoing.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Three 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)

1) Six renewable energy power plants put into operation by PPL:

i) Divune Hydropower plant contract was signed in August 2016 and implementation is ongoing.

ii) Ru Creek hydropower rehabilitation contract was signed on 22 June 2018 and implementation is ongoing.

iii) Lake Hargy hydropower rehabilitation contract was signed on 28 May 2018 and implementation is ongoing.

2) Transmission lines constructed and operated by PPL:

i) Kimbe-Bialla Transmission line completed and commissioned in December 2017. 1469 poles erected (100%) and 142.8km stringing completed (100%). Bialla substation completed and transformers energized with Mai substation also completed.

ii) Supply of equipment for Ramazon and Divune transmission line was completed in August 2015. Installation and construction of transmission line is ongoing and is under the Government's funding.

3) Capacity building undertaken for implement agency and project beneficiaries:

i) Two procurement trainings were conducted for PPL staff in 2016 and 2017. Capacity Development Training was conducted in October 2016 and ADB Safeguards training also conducted for PPL staff in 2016.

ii) Power safety awareness was conducted in March 2017 for communities who will be connected to the Divune and Ramazon Hydro power transmission line. A financial literacy training was also conducted for these communities which included budgeting and savings.

4. The PMU renders efficient project management services:

The PMU is fully established and is operational.

Geographical Location Bialla, Bialla, Buka, Kimbe, Kimbe, Kokoda, Kokoda District, Luwuni Creek, North Bougainville District, Popondetta, Popondetta District, Ramazon River, Waju
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Broad stakeholder consultation was undertaken during project design, including Government officials (national, provincial, and local), landowners, development partners and NGOs.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder consultation will continue during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Design and Supervision Consultants contract was signed in November 2012 and was completed in November 2014, however the contract is currently being reviewed for an extension.
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 Villareal, Maria Theresa J.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Papua New Guinea Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Energy Division of the Department of Petroleum and Energy
P.O. Box 494
Waigani, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 May 2010
Fact Finding 07 Jun 2010 to 18 Jun 2010
MRM 06 Mar 2009
Approval 06 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

Grant 0469-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2015 22 Jan 2016 15 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2019 03 Feb 2021
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 5.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00 4.53 95%
Counterpart 0.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.80 18 Nov 2021 0.00 4.53 95%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2713-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2010 25 Feb 2011 26 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014 24 Nov 2020 24 May 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 52.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 37.90 18 Nov 2021 37.75 0.00 100%
Counterpart 14.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 37.75 0.00 100%

Loan 2714-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2010 25 Feb 2011 26 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014 24 Nov 2020 24 May 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.40 18 Nov 2021 14.42 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Nov 2021 14.42 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 (Additional Financing) and Improved Energy Access for Rural Communities: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Dec 2020
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 2714-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2019
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 (Addtional Financing): Audited Project Financial Statements (For the year ended December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2018
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 2714-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2016
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0469-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 (Additional Financing) Grant Agreement Jan 2016
Town Electrification Investment Program Procurement Plans Jul 2013
Loan Agreement for Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 between the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and Asian Development Bank dated 25 February 2011 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Feb 2011
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 between the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and Asian Development Bank dated 25 February 2011 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Feb 2011
Project Agreement for Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 between Asian Development Bank and PNG Power Limited dated 25 February 2011 Project/Program Agreements Feb 2011
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 - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2020
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2019
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
TEIP - Tranche 1: Divune and Ramazon Hydropower and Kimbe-Bialla Transmission Projects Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Ru Creek Hydropower Rehabilitation Environmental Compliance Audit Report Environment Compliance Audit Reports May 2017
TEIP - Tranche 1: Divune and Ramazon Hydropower and Kimbe-Bialla Transmission Projects Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Divune Hydropower Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Aug 2016
TEIP – Tranche 1 (Additional Financing): Ramazon Hydropower and Kimbe-Bialla Transmission Subprojects Social Monitoring Report (July 2015-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2016
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Ramazon Hydro Power And Transmission Lines - Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2015
Town Electrification Investment Project - Tranche 2: Lake Hargy Hydropower Plant Upgrade and Distribution Connections Subproject Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Town Electrification Investment Project - Tranche 1 (Additional Financing): Lake Hargy Hydropower Plant and Distribution Connections Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2015
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Action Plan for Ramazon Hydro Power and Transmission Line Subproject Resettlement Plans Feb 2015
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1: Bialla-Kimbe Transmission Line Interconnection Project Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Town Electrification Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Kimbe to Lake Hargy Interconnection Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Divune Hydropower Plant Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Divune Hydropower Plant Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Ramazon Hydropower Plant Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Ramazon Hydropower Plant Draft Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Kimbe to Lake Hargy Interconnection Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2010
Town Electrification Project: Divune Hydropower Plant Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2010

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Mar 2021 10 Mar 2021
Loan No. 2713/2714(SF)-PNG: Towns Electrification Investment Program Tranche 1 (TEIP T1) [RCHRP-ICBV1-01/2017] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Jul 2017 04 Sep 2017
Grant No. 0469-PNG: Town Electrification Investment Program - Tranche 1 (Additional Financing) (Lake Hargy Hydro Power Rehabilitation) Invitation for Bids Closed 26 May 2017 21 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT AND ITS RELATED SERVICES FOR RU CREEK HYDROPOWER REHABILITATION PROJECT IN KIMBE, W.N.B PROVINCE Loan 2713 13 Jul 2018 VORTEX GROUP LTD | 1/1071 HINEMOA STREET, ROTORUA 3010 NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND Energy Division of the Dept of Petroleum & Energy 1,511,363.00 838,794.00
SUPPLY OF EQUIPMENT AND ITS RELATED SERVICES FOR RU CREEK HYDROPOWER REHABILITATION PROJECT IN KIMBE, W.N.B PROVINCE. Loan 2714 13 Jul 2018 VORTEX GROUP LTD | 1/1071 HINEMOA STREET, ROTORUA 3010 NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND Energy Division of the Dept of Petroleum & Energy 1,511,363.00 659,052.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Town Electrification Investment Program Procurement Plans Jul 2013