China, People's Republic of: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development

Sovereign Project | 43356-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Lee, Woo Yul East Asia Department Request for information
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Technical Assistance
  • Energy
Project Name Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development
Project Number 43356-012
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7402-PRC: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Development
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Review on the international best practices and policies in developing a road map on concentrating solar power (CSP) development is ongoing. A pilot project site has been identified, further analysis and research activities will be determined to validate the data gathered on CSP development.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) a CSP road map has been developed and well received by EA

(ii) Implementation of a pilot MW-scale CSP power plant has been completed and the pilot project is currently operating. Community workshop were held in Gansu and Qinghai, a pre-feasibility assessment conducted.

(iii) A large-scale CSP demonstration project site has been identified, and a pre-feasibility study has been conducted. Additionally, an ADB loan application has been submitted to MOF/NDRC since December 2011.

(iv) A CST power knowledge dissemination website was created on August 31,2010. The address is

(v) The consultants proposed the priority CST sites during the mid-term workshop in June 2011. Large-scale solar power development workshop held in June 2011

(vi) A Final workshop was held on 03 November 2011, and a final report received as scheduled

Geographical Location Gansu Province.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations have been conducted with CHEC.
During Project Implementation

Community workshop was held in Gansu and Qinghai

A large-scale solar power development workshop was held in Beijing from June 9 - 10, 2011

A final TA workshop was held in Beijing on November 3, 2011.

A pilot has been constructed and is currently operating

A 50MW demonstration site has been identified and a pre-feasibility study has been conducted.

A feasibility study currently being developed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB will engage international and national consultants, according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrower. A simplified technical proposal will be requested by ADB and consultants will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method. An estimated total of 50 person-months of consulting services will be required: 10 person-months for international consultants and 40 person-months for national consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) CST technology and strategy development, (ii) technical areas of CST power plants, and (iii) financial modeling and analysis. The national consultants will have expertise similar to the international experts and will have in-depth knowledge and expertise in PRC on these areas. In addition, the national experts will include experts in key technical areas of (i) reflector optical design, (ii) structural design, (iii) automatic tracking system, (iv) thermal storage system design, and (v) a system integrator. The national consultants' team will also include an energy economist and a coordinator. In addition, to support the consultants' team in the pilot project implementation and pre-feasibility assessment of demonstration project, two safeguard experts in the areas of environment and social development are included. The international CST expert will be the team leader and the national system integrator will be the co-team leader. They together will coordinate the activities of all consultants. The national coordinator will assist the PMO established in the EA with key TA administrative tasks to ensure that the TA implementation is smooth. The team leader and co-team leader will manage consulting team and its interaction with the EA, ADB and stakeholders.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lee, Woo Yul
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
China Huadian Engineering Co. Ltd. (CHEC)
Li Heping
[email protected]
South Gate,No. 91,North Road Xi San Huan Beijing 100048, P.R. China


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Aug 2009
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2012

TA 7402-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2009 07 Jan 2010 07 Jan 2010 31 Mar 2011 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 1,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,700,000.00 03 Dec 2009 934,640.04

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