49056-002: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49056-002 Status: Active

The proposed Asian Development (ADB) assistance will contribute to Pakistan''s national goal of enhanced energy security. The program will be implemented over a period of 5-10 years and will support the provincial governments of Khyber PakhtunKhwa (KPK) and Punjab (GoKPK and GoPb) to achieve increased access to sustainable and more reliable electricity services for vulnerable communities. This outcome will be achieved through four components: (i) expanding access to renewable energy, notably micro-hydropower (MHP) plants in rural off-grid areas of KPK, and decentralized solar plants for education and primary health care facilities (PHFs) in KPK and Punjab; (ii) providing women and girls with increased opportunities to obtain energy services and benefits; (iii) enhancing institutional capacity to foster sustainability; and (iv) promoting public sector energy efficiency in Punjab.

Project Details

Project Officer
Tareen, Adnan Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Access to Clean Energy Investment Program
Project Number 49056-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3476-PAK: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 325.00 million
Loan: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 78.60 million
TA 9247-PAK: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Asian Development (ADB) assistance will contribute to Pakistan''s national goal of enhanced energy security. The program will be implemented over a period of 5-10 years and will support the provincial governments of Khyber PakhtunKhwa (KPK) and Punjab (GoKPK and GoPb) to achieve increased access to sustainable and more reliable electricity services for vulnerable communities. This outcome will be achieved through four components: (i) expanding access to renewable energy, notably micro-hydropower (MHP) plants in rural off-grid areas of KPK, and decentralized solar plants for education and primary health care facilities (PHFs) in KPK and Punjab; (ii) providing women and girls with increased opportunities to obtain energy services and benefits; (iii) enhancing institutional capacity to foster sustainability; and (iv) promoting public sector energy efficiency in Punjab.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed program is in line with ADB's midterm review of Strategy 2020, which emphasizes inclusive economic growth, infrastructure development, and engagement in middle-income countries. It is also aligned with ADB's Country Partnership Strategy 2015 -2019 for Pakistan, where energy is defined as one of six sectors for ADB cooperation. The provision of energy to poorer and remote rural areas outside the national grid is a priority in ADB''s Energy Policy 2009.
Impact Inclusive economic growth achieved through sustainable energy access
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Access to sustainable and more reliable electricity services increased, particularly for vulnerable communities in KPP and Punjab
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Renewable energy-based power plants installed

Opportunity for women and girls to obtain energy services and benefits increased

Institutional capacity to foster sustainability enhanced

Public sector energy efficiency promoted in Punjab

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) No major issues so far, since implementation has just started. Punjab has made progress on solarization of schools component and on energy audits, though activities are yet to commence for the solarization of public health facilities. As for KP, there is good progress on the installation of microhydel plants, but solarization activities (both schools and public health facilities) are still to be initiated.
Geographical Location Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects While there are identified potential environmental risks of micro-hydel programs, there are no significant environmental risk associated with solar program (only potentially minor environmental risks).
Involuntary Resettlement

Micro-Hydel Program - Land is required for water channel, water tank, penstock, power house and transmission line. Total land required for one MHP is normally less than 500 square meter. The land is normally donated by the local communities , therefore involuntary resettlement is not involved. Any asset such as trees are also part of the donation. However, there is a risk that land owner may be forced to donate land.

Solar Power Program - There is no involuntary resettlement involved in this component of program as all the solar plants will be installed on school and BHU roofs, and no private land is required for this purpose.

Indigenous Peoples As all districts of KP are targeted, some projects may be located in Chitral District where the Kalash people live in three isolated mountain valleys, Bumburet, Rukmu, and Birir. These valleys are opening towards the Kunar River, some 20 km south (downstream) of Chitral. Kalash people speak the Kalasha language, from the Dardic family of the Indo-Aryan branch. The Kalasha or Kalash, are considered indigenous people as they have unique language, customs, festivals, rituals, religion and they are confined to their area. They are also considered to be Pakistan's smallest religious community. Construction of MHP or the solar program is not likely to have any negative social impacts on the Kalash people. However, if indigenous people are involved in the projects ADB policy principles regarding indigenous people will be considered during planning of the projects.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During the project preparatory process a social and gender specialist was hired to prepare a social, poverty and gender assessment (footnote g). Key informant interviews were held with the key officials of PEDO and EDP, and consultations were conducted with civil society organizations and communities in the selected areas.
During Project Implementation During program implementation, social mobilization and consultative processes will be undertaken to ensure vulnerable communities are included in program consultations.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two international and seven national individual M&E-related and safeguards consultants will be engaged intermittently from January 2017 to December 2021. Their detailed terms of reference are in the program implementation document. ADB will recruit the consultants following the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Output-based contracts will be considered when appropriate.
Procurement

Anticipated contracts under the program include works, goods and consulting services below currently applicable maximum thresholds for RBL eligibility.

The assessment at provincial level found that procurement procedures and practices are guided by sound procurement principles of economy and efficiency, transparency, fairness and equal opportunity. The rules incorporate adequate provisions for competition whereby open competitive bidding is the principal method of procurement (other methods of procurement allowed only under certain conditions). However, some discrepancies with international best practices were identified in the Program Action Plan and should be mitigated.

Responsible ADB Officer Tareen, Adnan
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Energy Department, Government of Punjab
[email protected]
8th Floor, EFU House, 6D_Main Gulberg,
Jail Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Energy and Power Department, Government of Khyber Paktunkhwa
[email protected]
E&P-GoKPK, Abdul Wali Khan Multiplex,
Block A, Civil Secretariat, Peshawar,
Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2015
Fact Finding 08 Sep 2016 to 23 Sep 2016
MRM 07 Oct 2016
Approval 25 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2017

Loan 3476-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2016 07 Feb 2017 02 Mar 2017 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 454.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 325.00 25 Nov 2016 13.14 0.00 4%
Counterpart 50.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 78.60 25 Nov 2016 13.39 0.00 4%

TA 9247-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Nov 2016 23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2021 - -
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 25 Nov 2016 0.00

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Tenders

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Procurement Plan

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