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Regional: Promoting Access to Renewable Energy in the Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42465-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Maxwell, Anthony Pacific Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
Project Name Promoting Access to Renewable Energy in the Pacific
Project Number 42465-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7329-REG: Promoting Access to Renewable Energy in the Pacific
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.00 million
TA 7329-REG: Promoting Access to Renewable Energy in the Pacific (Supplementary)
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Solomon Islands. Trial has been completed use of coconut oil as a diesel replacement in a generator in Auki, Malaita Province. Pre-feasibility studies were prepared for 5 small hydropower sites.

Vanuatu. 40kW grid connected solar plant installed on Governmnet building roofs in Luganville. Pre-feasibility studies prepared for 2 small hydropower sites.

Papua New Guinea. Cascade Management Plan prepared for teh Rouna Hydropower cascade.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Pilot project design completed.

Output 2: Solomon Islands' pilot coconut oil power generation trial completed successfully. Utility expanding trial. In Vanuatu, the grid connected solar is commissioned and utility is gaining valuable experience in blending inermittent solar onto the grid.

Output 3: Hydropower sites screened and selected in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In Solomon Islands, prefeasibility studies prepared fro 5 sites. Pre-feasibility studies for two hydropower sites completed in Vanuatu.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 49 person-months of international consultancy and 37 person-months of national consultancy. Consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). Consulting firms will be requested to submit full technical proposals. The ratio for selection will be 80% quality and 20% cost. It is anticipated that TA will be implemented under three separate contracts with international consulting firms, one for each country, because of the variety of tasks to be carried out and the importance of country-specific experience when operating in challenging environments such as rural PNG.
Responsible ADB Officer Maxwell, Anthony
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 20 Oct 2008
Fact Finding 11 Nov 2008 to 06 Feb 2009
Approval 11 Aug 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 18 Sep 2015

TA 7329-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Aug 2009 - 11 Aug 2009 31 Aug 2012 31 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 3,100,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,700,000.00 11 Aug 2009 2,731,434.92

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