The purpose of the TA is to strengthen the institutional capacity and technical capability of SEA to facilitate and coordinate the Government?s efforts to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy sources. The outcome of the TA will be building within SEA adequate capacity and technical knowledge of (i) managing a portfolio of renewable energy projects including identification, assessment, documentation and inventorying of all renewable energy resources in the country and providing quality information to project developers and (ii) creating an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation through development of relevant policies, integrated resource planning and financial incentives in various economic sectors.
|Project Name||Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The purpose of the TA is to strengthen the institutional capacity and technical capability of SEA to facilitate and coordinate the Government?s efforts to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy sources. The outcome of the TA will be building within SEA adequate capacity and technical knowledge of (i) managing a portfolio of renewable energy projects including identification, assessment, documentation and inventorying of all renewable energy resources in the country and providing quality information to project developers and (ii) creating an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation through development of relevant policies, integrated resource planning and financial incentives in various economic sectors.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The National Energy Policy and Strategies of Sri Lanka 2006 identifies development of indigenous energy sources and implementation of energy efficiency / conservation measures as a key strategy in the national energy security agenda. SEA is mandated to develop and implement the country?s policy for renewable energy development, energy efficiency improvement and energy conservation. ADB?s sector assistance strategy aims at improved provision of electricity and increased electricity connection and the development of renewable energy sources is identified as one of the major means of achieving them. Support for the SEA is, therefore, fully aligned with the strategy.|
|Impact||Sustainable development of renewable energy sources|
|Description of Outcome||Adequate capacity of SEA to manage a portfolio of renewable energy projects and create an enabling environment to encourage investments to significantly enhance renewable energy generation capacity|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Issuance of provisional approval for renewable energy projects (Component 1)
2. 10-year action plan of SEA (Component 2)
3. Defined tasks of RDD and EFD, job description of their senior officers and business procedures, operational manuals and coordination guidelines (Component 2)
4. A transitional human resource management plan for Renewable Energy and Economic Affairs Groups (Component 2)
5. Medium-term capacity development program for Renewable Energy, Knowledge Management and Economic Affaires groups (Component 2)
6. Proposal of possible source of funding for the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Fund (SLSEF) (Component 2)
7. Proposal of policy and financial instruments to promote renewable energy development (Component 2)
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
Component 1 is designed to support Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) to achieve its short-term target of issuing provisional approvals up to additional renewable energy generation capacity of 100MW by end of 2008. Component 1 will be undertaken by individual national consultants (8 person-months) . Component 1 will be implemented from March 2008 to February 2009.
Component 2 will focus on institutional and capacity development of SEA for its medium and long-term objectives. Component 2 will be undertaken by a team of international consultants associated with national firm (10 person-months of international experts and 10 person-months of national experts). For Component 2, the simplified technical proposal procedure will be used for selecting consulting firm using the quality and cost based selection process. Component 2 will be implemented from June 2008 to February 2010.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Khamudkhanov, Mukhtor|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
Mr. M.M.C. Ferdinando
72, Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
|Concept Clearance||10 Oct 2007|
|Fact Finding||29 Oct 2007 to 02 Nov 2007|
|Approval||12 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||15 Nov 2007|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|12 Dec 2007||16 Jan 2008||16 Jan 2008||28 Feb 2010||28 Feb 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||600,000.00||150,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||12 Dec 2007||534,623.82|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority||TA Completion Reports||Oct 2012|
|Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2011|
|Building the Capacity of the Sustainable Energy Authority (Financed by Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2007|
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