49102-001: Capacity Development for Renewable Energy Investment Programming and Implementation | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Capacity Development for Renewable Energy Investment Programming and Implementation

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49102-001 Status: Approved

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) to Bangladesh's' energy agencies will help strengthen their planning and technical skills in preparing a renewable energy investment plan that complements both the government''s climate change commitments and energy sector interventions by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TA will eventually contribute to (i) improving the country's fuel mix; (ii) creating jobs, supporting inclusive growth and poverty reduction; (iii) mitigating environmental degradation and climate change vulnerabilities; and (iv) strengthening the capacity of Bangladesh's energy agencies and other stakeholders to plan and implement large-scale grid-connected renewable energy projects. The TA is listed in the country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2019- 2021.

Project Details

Project Officer
Zhang, Hongwei South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Capacity Development for Renewable Energy Investment Programming and Implementation
Project Number 49102-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9628-BAN: Capacity Development for Renewable Energy Investment Programming and Implementation
Asian Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
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 / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) to Bangladesh's' energy agencies will help strengthen their planning and technical skills in preparing a renewable energy investment plan that complements both the government''s climate change commitments and energy sector interventions by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The TA will eventually contribute to (i) improving the country's fuel mix; (ii) creating jobs, supporting inclusive growth and poverty reduction; (iii) mitigating environmental degradation and climate change vulnerabilities; and (iv) strengthening the capacity of Bangladesh's energy agencies and other stakeholders to plan and implement large-scale grid-connected renewable energy projects. The TA is listed in the country operations business plan for Bangladesh, 2019- 2021.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Bangladesh's' renewable energy potential is estimated at 3,666 MW, including potential solar energy of 2,680 MW -1,400 MW from solar parks, 635 MW from solar rooftops, 100 MW from solar home systems, and 545 MW from solar photovoltaic pumping for irrigation along with 637 MW from wind, 275 MW from biomass, 10 MW from biogas, 60 MW from small hydro, 3 MW from mini grid and micro grid, and 1 MW from waste to energy. Bangladesh has been slow to develop renewable energy, despite the country''s 2008 Renewable Energy Policy, and Bangladesh Vision 2021's plan to generate up to 10% of its power from renewable energy by 2021, and the government's 500 MW Solar Power Initiative. Land acquisition has been a major hurdle in developing utility scale solar photovoltaic power plants, as existing land policy restricts the use of agricultural land for large solar power plants. The government has encouraged private sector participation in renewable energy development through competitive bidding and unsolicited proposals. Multiple expressions of interests from private sector developers amounting to approximately 900 MW have been signed, but only a few of the proposed solar power projects have advanced due to land constraints and inability to reach financial closure.

The Government of Bangladesh is committed to meeting its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Climate Accord, which includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5% by 2030 from the business-as-usual case. To meet this target, up to 1,000 MW of solar power installation is planned for medium-term development. However, given land constraints and the government's policy to retain as much land as possible for agriculture, utility scale solar photovoltaic power plants can be constructed only on marginal land, which poses big challenges for future scaling up. However, floating solar photovoltaic power systems are an ideal solution for Bangladesh as they do not compete with agricultural land, do not suffer from efficiency penalties caused by high ambient temperatures, and can be quickly deployed and built in stages. Bangladesh has large water reservoirs, but the potential of floating solar photovoltaic power has not yet been fully mapped. Some development partners are currently supporting wind and biomass resource mappings, while investment plans for strategic deployment of renewable resources is lacking.

Impact Share of renewable energy for sustainable power supply of Bangladesh (Bangladesh Seventh Five-Year Plan, FY2016 FY2020).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity of the government and other stakeholders in large-scale renewable energy project programming and implementation improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Potential for floating solar photovoltaic power assessed

Projects for deployment of other renewable energy resources identified

Grid impact assessment completed

Updated grid code and operational guidelines proposed

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage consultants funded by ACEF following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will engage consultants funded by CTF following universal procurement policy. Individual consultants will be recruited through open competitive bidding process. Given that the envisaged assignments are highly specialized, consulting firms will be recruited following open competitive bidding procedures, guided by quality-based selection method.
Procurement The Energy Division of ADB's South Asia Department will be responsible for procuring four solar measurement masts and two wind measurement meteorological masts for data collection. Procurement funded by ACEF will follow the ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) and it's associated project administration instructions. Procurement funded by CTF will follow universal procurement policy.
Responsible ADB Officer Zhang, Hongwei
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Power Div-Min of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 03 Jul 2018
Fact Finding 18 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018
MRM -
Approval 02 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Nov 2018

TA 9628-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Nov 2018 - - 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 02 Nov 2018 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Investment plan for other renewable energy resources Firm - Consulting Active 26 Oct 2018 16 Nov 2018
Solar PV Power Investment Plan Firm - Consulting Active 24 Oct 2018 16 Nov 2018

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