China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Capacity for Implementing the New Energy City Program in Gansu Province

Sovereign Project | 46472-001 Status: Closed
Project Name Strengthening Capacity for Implementing the New Energy City Program in Gansu Province
Project Number 46472-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8246-PRC: Strengthening Capacity for Implementing the New Energy City Program in Gansu Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Energy utility services - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The international study tour was successfully concluded in May 2014. The countries visited by the delegates from the EA and IA were Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. The delegation met with the experts from the Danish Energy Agency, and the Technical University of Denmark (Denmark); GFA Consulting Group, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Germany; and European Energy Award, ENCO (energie-Consulting AG (Switzerland), and Energy 360 AG in Switzerland. The delegation learned from the experiences and best practices of these institutiions on national renewable energy city.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The final workshop was held in May 2014.

The second interim reports was submitted in Feb 2014, the draft final report in April 2014, and the final reports in November 2014 (disclosed in Dec 2014).

Completion of the following reports:

Implementation of two pilot projects for key programs in Dunhuang and Wuwei cities' NECDPs.

(i) Installed solar photovoltaic modules on solar model houses to improve the lives of rural farmers in a rural area outside of Dunhuang city with no access to the electricity grid. The modules on the houses are used for heating, cooling, lightning, and warm water. In addition, solar PV modules were installed on individual greenhouses to improve the households' incomes. The street along which these model houses were built was equipped with solar-based road lighting. The pilot project was partially funded by ADB, Dunhuang City and the rural households. The pilot was completed in November 2013.

(ii) Constructed Modern Solar PV-based Greenhouse Project in Wuwei city in November 2014.

Strategic planning support and capacity strengthening to Dunhuang and Wuwei cities for the implementation of their New Energy City Development Plans (NECDPs).

(i) An international study tour was participated in by a delegation from the EA and IA where they learned from the industry experts from the academe and industrial institutes in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on national renewable energy city.

(ii) A knowledge sharing local study tour was undertaken to learn from the industry best practices of Yangzhou city as a successful new energy demonstration city.

(iii) Several workshops and other forms of technical support were provided CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd., the consulting firm engaged to help implement the TA, to enhance the knowledge/understanding and make the EA, IAs, and other stakeholders equipped on new energy city program. The firm also provided advice on micro grid, solar thermal utilization, and CSP.

Priority projects in Dunhuang and Wuwei cities were evaluated and identified. The priority project identified for Dunhuang is the Concentrated Solar Power and Heat Cogeneration (CSHP-CHP) project. The experts from the consulting firm conducted due diligence and identified the technical, institutional, and financial gaps. The local government has shown great interest on CSP development. Wuwei is rich in solar and wind energy resources. The city prioritizes the large-scale solar PV power projects and large-scale wind power projects. The financial and technical aspects of the project were assessed.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In September 2012, NEA and Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a workshop targeting all provinces in the PRC to present, elucidate, and discuss the NECP. During the workshop, Gansu Province showed strong interest in the timely implementation of the program in its selected cities of Dunhuang and Wuwei but highlighted capacity gaps in implementing the program. NEA requested ADB's urgent help to prioritize Gansu and its selected cities in addressing capacity issues in the implementation of the program.
During Project Implementation The Gansu Provincial Finance Department is the executing agency for the proposed TA. The municipal governments of Dunhuang and Wuwei cities will each establish a project management office to act as the implementing agencies for the proposed TA. The implementing agencies will closely cooperate with the team of consultants in establishing the action and investment plan, support consultants in obtaining information, consulting with stakeholders and implementing the pilot project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will be carried out by a team of consultants with extensive knowledge and expertise in (i) renewable energy and new energy city development strategy, (ii) energy economics, (iii) renewable energy technology, and (iv) energy-related environmental and social safeguards. ADB will select and engage consultants through a consulting firm in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time) using the quality- and cost-based selection method (with a quality-cost ration of 80:20). The consulting firm will be required to submit a simplified technical proposal covering team composition, task assignments, work and personnel schedules, and curriculum vitae of the proposed consultants. TA funds will be disbursed in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

The consultants are required to provide capacity building materials, and summarize and report important topics highlighted at seminars and workshops to the executing and implementing agencies and ADB. The consultants will be responsible for supervising the implementation and providing guidance.

Procurement All procurement will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). All equipment purchased under the TA will be turned over to the implementing agency after TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Seiler, Annika
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Gansu Provincial Finance Department
Ms. Mei Zhou, Project Officer
[email protected]
No. 696 Donggang West Rd, Chengguan District, Lanzhou, Gansu The People's Republic of China 730000


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8246-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 24 Dec 2012 24 Dec 2012 15 May 2014 14 Jul 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 10 Dec 2012 606,943.98

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