Pakistan: Access to Clean Energy Investment Program
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.
Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Access to Clean Energy Investment Program|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
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.|
Inclusive economic growth achieved through sustainable energy access
|Description of Outcome||
Access to sustainable and more reliable electricity services increased, particularly for vulnerable communities in KPP and Punjab
|Progress Toward Outcome||Ongoing.|
|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)||Ongoing.Ongoing.Ongoing.Ongoing.|
|Geographical Location||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab|
|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.|
|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.|
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||Khattak, Ehtesham Zafar|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pakistan Resident Mission|
Energy and Power Department, Government of Khyber Paktunkhwa
Energy Department, Government of Punjab
|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||30 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|25 Nov 2016||07 Feb 2017||02 Mar 2017||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2023||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||365.80||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||325.00||25 Jan 2023||225.42||0.00||79%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||25 Jan 2023||211.25||0.00||74%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|25 Nov 2016||23 Dec 2016||23 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2021||-||11 Feb 2022|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||750,000.00||25 Jan 2023||19,785.66|
|Status of Covenants|
Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
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The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Access to Clean Energy Investment Project: Draft Program Safeguard Systems Assessment||Program Safeguard Systems Assessments||Sep 2016|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
None currently available.
The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System Expert||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Dec 2019||19 Dec 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|WA#ED-004 FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DLIS 1,2,3,5&7 FROM E PEDO.||Loan 3476||03 Dec 2020||PEDO, KPK | KPK PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||10,106,584.00||10,106,583.55|
|WA # PE-007 - PUNJAB FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DLIS 1,2,3 4,7 & 8.||Loan 3476||08 Oct 2020||PUNJAB | PUNJAB PAKISTAN PAKISTAN PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||5,027,070.27||5,027,070.27|
|WITHDRAWAL APPLICATION NUMBER ED-001 FOR KPK||Loan 3476||16 Dec 2019||PEDO, KPK | KPK PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||35,596,500.00||35,596,500.00|
|WITHDRAWAL APPLICATION # ED-003 FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 1,2,3,5,6&7||Loan 3476||09 Dec 2019||PEDO,KPK | KPK PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||34,069,875.00||34,069,875.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 1,2,3&4 FOR PUNJAB||Loan 3476||13 Nov 2019||ENERGY DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT OF THE PUNJAB | PUNJAB PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||7,772,135.63||7,772,135.63|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6||Loan 3476||28 Jun 2019||VARIOUS | PUNJAB, PAKISTAN PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||6,581,040.00||6,581,040.00|
|WA#PE-003 FOR ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 1,2,3,4,7&8.||Loan 3476||25 Jun 2019||VARIOUS | PUNJAB, PAKISTAN PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||6,039,235.34||6,039,235.34|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF 2017 DLI6 BY PUNJAB||Loan 3476||04 Dec 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||5,020,000.00||5,020,000.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF 2017 DLI7 BY PUNJAB||Loan 3476||04 Dec 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||4,180,000.00||4,180,000.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF 2017 DLI6 BY PEDO||Loan 3476||29 Nov 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||13,400,000.00||13,400,000.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF 2017 DLI7 BY PEDO||Loan 3476||29 Nov 2018||VARIOUS | VARIOUS PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||11,160,000.00||11,160,000.00|
|RBL 15% ADVANCE ALLOCATED FOR KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, AS REQUESTED BY PEDO (WITH REF TO LA SCHED 3 PARA 7)||Loan 3476||04 Dec 2017||PAKHTUNKHWA ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION | KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA PAKISTAN||Energy Department, Government of Punjab||35,596,500.00||35,596,500.00|
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