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Afghanistan: Renewable Energy Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47266-001 Status: Closed

The TA aims to increase share of renewable energy in Afghanistan by developing a roadmap, developing hybrid wind/solar/diesel renewable energy projects, and increasing the necessary institutional capacity in the country. The TA will build on previous work and complement ongoing efforts of MEW and other development partners that will contribute to and benefit from ADB's broader Clean Energy and Energy for All programs.

Project Details

Project Officer
Cinderella Tiangco Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Afghanistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Renewable Energy Development
Project Number 47266-001
Country Afghanistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8808-AFG: Renewable Energy Development
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA aims to increase share of renewable energy in Afghanistan by developing a roadmap, developing hybrid wind/solar/diesel renewable energy projects, and increasing the necessary institutional capacity in the country. The TA will build on previous work and complement ongoing efforts of MEW and other development partners that will contribute to and benefit from ADB's broader Clean Energy and Energy for All programs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Afghanistan is a net energy and electricity importer. While renewable energy and fossil fuel resources exist, exploitation is still in its infancy. The growing demand is met by electricity imports which represented 78% of total supply in 2013. By 2032, demand is forecast to reach 3,500 MW and electric consumption 18,400 GWh. Meeting this demand requires all viable import and domestic sources to be developed and corresponding transmission lines and distribution systems to be expanded together with mini grids and off grids systems where grid cannot be extended in the near future.
Impact Increased access to renewable energy in Afghanistan
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased readiness for renewable energy development investments, both public and private, in Afghanistan
Progress Toward Outcome NA
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Renewable energy road map for Afghanistan developed

Report on renewable energy resource and technology assessment in identified areas completed

Capacity to plan and implement renewable energy projects improved

Start up activities for Renewable energy road map implemented.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

- The renewable energy road map was completed and presented to the government in May 2017, and was officially adopted in June 2017.

- Assessments were made for four proposed sites, with four pre-feasibility studies completed.

- Several training seminars/workshops and a symposium have been conducted to improve capacity to implement energy projects. Specialized software were also purchased and EA staff were trained to utilize these.

- Road map implementation activities have been initiated, with the 20 MW Naghlu Solar Power Project, due for ADB approval in September 2017, as a first activity.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Not applicable.
During Project Implementation The TA will be monitored through regular reporting and soliciting feedback from key stakeholders. The TA progress and outcomes will be regularly discussed with all relevant stakeholders and development partners involved in renewable energy programs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting firm engaged under the CDTA was mobilized in Q3 2015, while the international individual expert (Solar) was mobilized in Q1 2016. Two additional international experts (solar and procurement) were also engaged in Q4 2016. The experts were engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The procurement of equipment will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Cinderella Tiangco
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy and Water
Darul Aman Road,
Kabul,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2014
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

TA 8808-AFG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2014 06 Jan 2015 06 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2017 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 12 Dec 2014 990,040.27

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Senior Solar Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017
Senior Procurement/Contracts Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2017 03 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

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 8808 01 Sep 2015 IT Power Consulting Private Ltd. (Australia) in association with IT Power Australia Pty Ltd 410, Ansal Tower, 38 Nehru Place, 110019 New Delhi, India Ministry of Energy and Water 856,534.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.