Myanmar: Off-Grid Renewable Energy Demonstration Project

Sovereign Project | 47128-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Off-Grid Renewable Energy Demonstration Project
Project Number 47128-001
Country Myanmar
Project Status Active
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
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste - Renewable energy generation - solar

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

Project Outcome

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

A consulting firm for the TA implementation was mobilized in January 2015.

ADB consultation mission was fielded in January 2015. The EA (MLFRD/DRD) informed to ADB that the government intends to finance simple solar off-grid electrification in Rakhine State using its own funds as MLFRD has the budget and technical knowledge to implement solar home systems in Rakhine quickly. And Chin and Kayah State were dropped by the EA from the TA project sites because the local governments showed their no willingness for the TA project. Therefore, the TA will focus on the dry zone (Manday, Magway and Sagaing regions) in Myanmar.

An inception misson was fielded in March 2015. It was agreed with the government that the TA will; (i) pilot solar mini-gird business models in Manday, Magway, and Sagaing regions, (ii) develop geospatial least-cost energy access and investment plans for Manday, Magway, and Sagaing regions and off-grid eletrification regulations and guidelines, and (iii) conduct capacity buildings and provide O&M manuals for renewable energy technologies.

Output 1: Vendors consultation meeting was conducted on 9 June 2015 and assessments for pilot project villages have been done. Procurement of pilot RE systems (solar PV mini-grid systems) for 12 villages has been completed. Mini-grid systems for the first four villages are expected to be operated in Q2 2016 and the remaining 9 villages' pilot systems are expected to be operated by Q4 2016.

Output 2: The assessment is on going and GIS experts have provided trainings to DRD and MOEP staff in March- May 2016. The development of an investment plan using geospatial mapping is on going.

Output 3: The capacity building trainings for hydropower, Biomass and solar power have been done from February-March 2016 and on-site trainings for EA/IA staff in Q2. The capacity development for relevant government agencies is on going.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During Phase 1 of the off-grid program (financed by an existing technical assistance program from the regional and sustainable development program), the project team had conducted field visits, focus group discussions, participant observation etc to glean stakeholder views on the project. Further, workshops and meetings were held in Naypyitaw, Mandalay and Chin to obtain local and union government agencies' views on project design, scope and implementation framework
During Project Implementation The consultants' team includes specialists in community development facilitation and capacity development that will take the lead on continued engagement with the key stakeholders. Further, an individual international conflict sensitivity specialist will be mobilized to provide appropriate conflict sensitive approach/program on mitigating conflicts in the project areas, if any.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of approximately 101 person-months of consulting services (36 person-months for international consultants and 65 person-months for national consultants) will be engaged through a firm. The consulting firm will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) through quality and cost-based selection (with a quality cost ratio of 80:20) and using full technical proposals. International consultants will include (i) energy access planning and renewable energy technical specialist and team leader, (ii) off-grid solar photovoltaic solution specialist, (iii) biogas and biomass energy specialist, (iv) micro-hydro specialist, (v) renewable energy finance specialist, (vi) capacity development and institutional strengthening specialist, (vii) geospatial planning specialist, (viii) geographical information systems (GIS) specialist, and (ix) procurement specialist. National consultants will have expertise that complements that of the international experts, and will support them in their work. The consultants will be responsible for administration of training, seminars and conferences, and surveys, as reflected in their terms of reference. The consultants will design, procure, and install the pilot off-grid renewable energy facilities under the TA.
Procurement All goods (equipment) purchased under the TA will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and will be turned over to the executing agency upon completion of the TA project. Pilot installations may include solar photovoltaic-based systems, biomass digesters and other small-scale renewable energy systems. This line item only covers hardware, transport and installation charges. All detailed engineering design and civil works will be supported by the executing agency.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jung, Choon Sik
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD


Concept Clearance 27 Nov 2013
Fact Finding 30 May 2013 to 12 Jun 2013
Approval 23 May 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Sep 2016

TA 8657-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2014 23 Jul 2014 23 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 23 May 2014 976,844.18
Title Document Type Document Date
Off-Grid Renewable Energy Demonstration Project Technical Assistance Reports Apr 2014
Off-Grid Renewable Energy Demonstration Project Concept Papers Nov 2013

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