The Project will help Bhutan expand rural electrification for all households, and sustain its operations and energy security through a mix of clean energy supply sourced from hydropower, solar, wind, and biogas. The Project has four components: (1) on-grid rural electrification (RE), (2) off-grid solar RE, (3) establishment and grid-connection of pilot wind power generation mills, and (4) a pilot program to promote biogas plants.
|Project Name||Rural Renewable Energy Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project will help Bhutan expand rural electrification for all households, and sustain its operations and energy security through a mix of clean energy supply sourced from hydropower, solar, wind, and biogas. The Project has four components: (1) on-grid rural electrification (RE), (2) off-grid solar RE, (3) establishment and grid-connection of pilot wind power generation mills, and (4) a pilot program to promote biogas plants.|
|Impact||Sustained inclusive growth through widening electricity access|
|Description of Outcome||Agreed project design and feasibility studies between the Government and ADB|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Assessment of on-grid rural electrification project component
Assessment of off-grid solar rural electrification project component
Assessment of wind power generation project component
Assessment of biogas project component
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The Consultant's final report was submitted on 21 Jan 2011 which documents all the project preparation and analysis tasks completed that were used as the basis for the RRP of Grant 0228-BHU: Rural Renewable Energy Development Project that was approved on 29 Oct 2011 by the ADB Board of Directors.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The PPTA will require 36.5 person-months of consulting services (21.5 international and 15.0 national, which will include 7 person-months for an individual national environmental consultant). The consultant team will cover eight areas of expertise: (i) power sector management, (ii) rural electrification engineering, (iii) renewable energy (i.e. solar and bio-gas) management, (iv) wind power engineering, (v) economic analysis and evaluation, (vi) financial analysis and management, (viii) social safeguard development, and (viii) environmental assessment and management. The outline terms of reference are in Appendix 2 of the PPTA concept paper. The study will be implemented over 13 months, from September 2009 to September 2010. A consulting firm or consortium of firms will be engaged by ADB through its quality- and cost-based selection procedures in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (2007, as amended from time to time), and the TA-financed equipment will be procured under ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). A national environmental consultant will be individually recruited in advance under a PPTA's retroactive financing framework to prioritize the project scope through environmental survey and assessment, stakeholder consultation and participatory workshops as approved in the concept paper. The disbursements under the TA will be made under ADB's technical assistance disbursement handbook, (January 2008 as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ogino, Kaoru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Department of Energy
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2009|
|Fact Finding||28 Apr 2009 to 06 May 2009|
|Approval||27 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 May 2009|
|Last PDS Update||25 Mar 2012|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Jul 2009||19 Aug 2009||19 Aug 2009||30 Sep 2010||31 Mar 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|900,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||27 Jul 2009||866,164.69|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Rural Renewable Energy Development Project: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2011|
|Preparing the Rural Renewable Energy Development Project||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2011|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Proposed Rural Renewable Energy Development Project||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Aug 2006|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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