Participating DMC governments are expected to achieve their targets for installed wind power capacity through the formulation of road maps, improved knowledge and capacity, better quantification of wind resource potential, and the identification of viable wind projects. The TA will (i) draw up wind energy development road maps for better planning and facilitating public private partnership, (ii) assess wind resources in four countries (Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam) to reduce start-up time and manage resource risk, (iii) manage regional knowledge and build capacity to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and regional cooperation, (iv) prepare pre-feasibility studies, and (v) develop business and financing models to make wind projects in participating countries more bankable.
|Project Name||Quantum Leap in Wind Power Development in Asia and the Pacific|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy - Renewable energy generation - wind
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||Participating DMC governments are expected to achieve their targets for installed wind power capacity through the formulation of road maps, improved knowledge and capacity, better quantification of wind resource potential, and the identification of viable wind projects. The TA will (i) draw up wind energy development road maps for better planning and facilitating public private partnership, (ii) assess wind resources in four countries (Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam) to reduce start-up time and manage resource risk, (iii) manage regional knowledge and build capacity to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and regional cooperation, (iv) prepare pre-feasibility studies, and (v) develop business and financing models to make wind projects in participating countries more bankable. TA activities will be coordinated with the ongoing Asia Solar Energy Initiative, the Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Improvement Project for Sri Lanka, the proposed Transfer and Diffusion of Low-Carbon Technologies cluster TA, and other related ADB projects.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Global recognition of the climate crisis, concerns over energy security, and improvements in technology and costs are making the use of clean and renewable energy increasingly important. Wind energy is expanding worldwide and expected to meet up to 10% of global electricity demand by 2020. Wind energy has emerged as a mature, efficient, and reliable global business. The cost of energy generated by wind power has fallen dramatically, bringing it close to conventional energy costs. Wind energy potential in Asia is estimated to be 2 million megawatts (MW), and the region is the fastest growing wind power market in the world. However, most developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are not yet part of the wind power boom.
The proposed technical assistance (TA) for supporting Quantum Leap in Wind Power Development in Asia and Pacific is in line with ADB's Strategy 2020 and energy policy 2009. It supports key country partnership strategies by promoting environmentally sustainable green growth, responding to climate change by helping DMCs to follow low-carbon growth paths, increasing renewable energy development, raising awareness and promoting policy and regulatory incentives, and sharing knowledge across regions.
The proposed activities of the TA are critical to overcome technical, policy, market and financing barriers to scale up wind energy use in Asia that have been identified (IEA 2009, World Bank 2009). There is a need to demonstrate that scaled up wind power in Asia is doable, in a shorter time-frame (e.g. by 2015 instead of 2020), and can be beneficial financially and environmentally. The TA will contribute to an understanding by all stakeholders of the potential for wind energy in the region.
|Impact||Increased knowledge and use of wind energy, improving energy security in participating DMCs and Asia and the Pacific|
|Description of Outcome||Improved capacity in participating DMC governments to achieve wind power targets through road maps and faster wind power development facilitated through accurate wind resource data, feasibility studies, and business models|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Wind resource assessments conducted
Knowledge management and capacity building workshops conducted
Pre-feasibility and special studies prepared
Business and financial models developed
Wind energy road map for each country developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Activities under the five components have been successfully delivered
(i) Wind Resource Assessment. Met masts construction contracts have been awarded to contractors in Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and the Philippines. The projects in Sri Lanka and Mongolia have been successfully completed. The three met-masts in (i) Kananga and (ii) San Isidro, Leyte; and iii) Culasi, Antique, Philippines have been successfully installed by German ProfEC, the chosen contractor. The fourth/final met-mast in Cabusao, Camarines Sur is in its final stages.
(ii) Knowledge Development and Capacity Development. Two knowledge products were published under the TA Guidelines for Wind Resource Assessment: Best Practices for Countries Initiating Wind Resource Development, published and launched in June 2014 and a Working Paper on Wind Energy: Policy Enablers for New Wind Energy Markets. Quantum Leap in Wind (QLW) team offered several trainings to participating DMC government officials on WAsP and other software applications. QLW Workshops were organized during the Asian Clean Energy Forum since 2012. QLW helped EARD organize a workshop on wind power integration in Beijing in September 2013 and under the request of the Mongolian government, QLW helped their national dispatching center to tackle the wind power integration barriers.
(iii) Prefeasibility Studies Preparation. QLW Team helped the PSOD and PARD prepare wind power development projects in Philippines, Thailand and Fiji.
(iv) Business and Financial Models. QLW teams analyzed the wind power applications in ice-making and air conditioning in Sri Lanka tourism industry.
(v) Wind Power Road Map Development. The wind power development roadmaps for Philippines and Mongolia have been completed and the wind power development section of the Sri Lanka National RE Development Plan has been updated.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Two international consultation workshops were conducted in 2010 and 2011 to present the development of wind power in Asia and discuss the challenges and lessons from mature markets. Findings from both workshops confirmed the need for the proposed TA. The governments of four selected DMCs Mongolia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam have been consulted. In 2010, the Philippine Department of Energy formally requested ADB's support for developing a wind power program, and further consultations ensued on possible activities under the proposed TA. Similarly, consultations with the governments of Sri Lanka and Mongolia yielded positive results, as both have indicated their willingness to participate in the TA. Preparing the TA included preparing draft wind power road maps for Mongolia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.|
|During Project Implementation||Several in-country, regional, and international workshops, including in the Pacific, to share lessons and examples of successful wind energy strategies and associated policies are planned. The results will be shared online and at the future Asia Clean Energy Forum and other international events where private companies and government agencies in Asia and from around the world will be invited to disseminate best practices.|
The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2010, as amended from time to time).
International Consultant - Renewable and Wind Energy Specialist, 24 person-months
National Consultant Philippines - Technical Assistant Coordinator and Research Associate, 24 person-months
International Consultant - International Wind Resource Determination Specialist, 20 person-months
National Consultant other selected countries - Technical Coordinator and Expert, 30 person-months
|Responsible ADB Officer||Zhai, Yongping|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDOD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||28 Feb 2011|
|Fact Finding||04 Oct 2010 to 11 Oct 2010|
|Approval||09 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 May 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2011||-||09 Dec 2011||31 Dec 2014||30 Apr 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||09 Dec 2011||1,319,181.06|
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|Guidelines for Wind Resource Assessment: Best Practices for Countries Initiating Wind Development||Reports||May 2014|
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