The project will have two main activities (i) to prepare the 20-year long-term energy master plan; and (ii) to address the institutional arrangements and capacity development within the NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries for sustainable and inclusive development. Under the activity for preparing the 20-year long-term master plan, the CDTA would (i) consolidate the existing fragmented medium- and long-term energy plan within the concerned ministries and agencies; (ii) prepare a 20-year long-term energy master plan for each primary energy subsector and the energy sector as a whole, including demand projections, supply options with required investment, and financing modalities; and (iii) train concerned staff in NEMC, EDC, and concerned ministries to enhance necessary staff skills in dealing with long-term energy planning and prepare capacity development plan for energy planning activities.
|Project Name||Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The project will have two main activities (i) to prepare the 20-year long-term energy master plan; and (ii) to address the institutional arrangements and capacity development within the NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries for sustainable and inclusive development. Under the activity for preparing the 20-year long-term master plan, the CDTA would (i) consolidate the existing fragmented medium- and long-term energy plan within the concerned ministries and agencies; (ii) prepare a 20-year long-term energy master plan for each primary energy subsector and the energy sector as a whole, including demand projections, supply options with required investment, and financing modalities; and (iii) train concerned staff in NEMC, EDC, and concerned ministries to enhance necessary staff skills in dealing with long-term energy planning and prepare capacity development plan for energy planning activities. The CDTA also would (i) review the existing institutional arrangements for the energy sector and strengthen current coordination mechanism among NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in preparing and implementing energy policy, particularly renewable energy development; (ii) identify weakness and recommend necessary measures to enhance staff capability; (iii) prepare immediate and medium term capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector; and (iv) assist the government in preparing sector assessment, strategy and road map (ASR) for the energy sector, and preparing/revising the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy of the Government. In the donor coordination meeting it was agreed with the Japan International cooperation Agency (JICA) that this TA will complement JICA's work in preparing the long-term power sector development plan.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Myanmar's energy sector suffers from a lack of an overall energy planning, policy and strategy. Currently, there is limited and fragmented long-term planning for each energy subsector or planning in the whole energy sector. There are no clear policies or programs for power sector planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy or on climate change issues. In addition, there is no coordination among concerned line Ministries. There are seven line Ministries in Myanmar that are responsible for energy sector matters. The Ministry of Energy (MOE) is a focal point for overall energy policy and planning coordination with the concerned Ministries; however, it has done little other than to focus on planning and policies in the oil and gas sectors. The other line Ministries' responsibilities are (i) Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP)-power sector; (ii) Ministry of Mines (MOM)-coal development; (iii) Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation (MOAI)-biofuels and micro-hydro for irrigation purposes; (iv) Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)-renewable energy; (v) Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECF)-fuelwood, climate change, and environmental safeguards requirements; and (vi) Ministry of Industry (MOI)-energy efficiency. In addition, within each Ministry, the function of policy, regulation, operation and maintenance practices have been mixed. In general, MOE has not given any priority to national energy planning function. The EDC is a nature of the working level committee to the NEMC. The EDC comprises 14 members Union Minister for Ministry of Energy as a Chairman, 12 members , and Director General of Energy Planning Department (Ministry of Energy) as a Secretary. Hence, institutional strengthening of the newly established NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries in energy planning and policy is urgently needed for sustainable development of the energy sector in Myanmar.|
|Impact||Improved energy sector policy, regulatory and planning environment for sustainable development of energy sector|
|Description of Outcome||Strengthened institutional arrangements for energy planning and enhanced staff capacity within NEMC, EDC and concerned ministries|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Series of technical studies, policy consultations, workshops and training conducted for the capacity building have been provided in the area of energy planning, energy policy, power sector planning and energy efficiency policy development and implementation.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Enhanced coordination mechanism and institutional arrangements for the energy sector
Prepared/revised the energy policy and strategy, energy efficiency policy, and renewable energy development strategy
Prepared capacity development plan for sustainable development of the energy sector
Prepared a long term energy master plan
Enhanced staff skills for energy planning through training
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The national energy policy was approved in January 2015. The final energy master plan (EMP) report was launched by Vice President in January 2016. National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Road-map was approved by the Cabinet in February 2016. The draft renewable energy policy report was submitted to the government. Several scenarios for power sector were further developed under the EMP to assist the government in considering various development options. In this process, intensive training programs for power sector planning were provided.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Several public stakeholder discussions were envisaged with civil society organizations, development partners, and the government in formulating energy policy, energy efficiency policy, renewable energy development strategy; and the draft 20-year energy master plan. One targeted CSO workshop conducted in 2015 in the process of developing the EMP.|
I. Long-Term Energy Master Plan - Consulting firm, QCBS, STP, 80:20,
18 person-months international and 20 person-months national
Status: Consulting firm contract ongoing.
II. Coordination of Energy Policy
1. Energy Sector Experts - 2 Individual consultants,
6 person-months international; 8 person-months national
Status: Contracts of individual consultants completed.
2. Renewable Energy Experts - 1 international and 4 national
5 person-months international; 8 person-months national
Status: International consultant contract ongoing and national consultant contract completed.
3. Energy Efficiency Experts, 2 individuals
3 person-months international; 4 person-months national
Status: 2 individual contracts completed.
4. Three consulting firms were engaged to implement additional capacity building workshops/trainings.
|Procurement||Office equipment will be procured by the contracted consulting firm.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lee, Hyunjung|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SERD|
Ministry of Energy
Naypyitaw, Myanmar National Energy Management Committee
|Concept Clearance||20 Dec 2012|
|Fact Finding||11 Oct 2012 to 16 Oct 2012|
|Approval||24 Apr 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||18 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Apr 2013||29 Aug 2013||29 Aug 2013||31 Oct 2014||30 Jun 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,350,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,350,000.00||24 Apr 2013||1,595,062.50|
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|Institutional Strengthening of National Energy Management Committee in Energy Policy and Planning||Technical Assistance Reports||Apr 2013|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8356||04 Jul 2016||Adica Consulting, LLC (United States)||1314 Kensington Road, #3122 Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA||National Energy Management Committee||144061|
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