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Regional: Integrated Resource Planning with Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Power Sector Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49208-001 Status: Active

Based on the recommendations and lesson learnt of previous RETAs, the proposed RETA is designed to (i) enhance the GMS countries' capacity in applying IRP with SEA in their PDPs; (ii) improve regulations, policies, programs and/or targets for RE and EE as necessary and as validated through the IRP; and (iii) support the cross-border interconnections as necessary and as validated through the IRP. The RETA will particularly focus on Viet Nam as the country has greater potential for mitigating climate change impacts. The RETA outputs will be also disseminated through RPTCC meetings, which are organized twice a year. The TA activities will be closely coordinated with the GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC)'s Core Environment Program (CEP), which has provided assistance on the SEA for power development planning in Viet Nam.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lee, Hyunjung Southeast Asia Department Request for information
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  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Integrated Resource Planning with Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Power Sector Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Number 49208-001
Country Regional
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Myanmar
China, People's Republic of
Thailand
Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9003-REG: Integrated Resource Planning with Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Power Sector Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Technical Assistance Grant Fund (FRA) US$ 1.10 million
TA 9003-REG: Integrated Resource Planning with Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Power Sector Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Supplementary)
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 500,000.00
Cooperation Fund for Project Preparation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in Other Specific Asian Countries US$ 500,000.00
TA 9003-REG: Integrated Resource Planning with Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Power Sector Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Based on the recommendations and lesson learnt of previous RETAs, the proposed RETA is designed to (i) enhance the GMS countries' capacity in applying IRP with SEA in their PDPs; (ii) improve regulations, policies, programs and/or targets for RE and EE as necessary and as validated through the IRP; and (iii) support the cross-border interconnections as necessary and as validated through the IRP. The RETA will particularly focus on Viet Nam as the country has greater potential for mitigating climate change impacts. The RETA outputs will be also disseminated through RPTCC meetings, which are organized twice a year. The TA activities will be closely coordinated with the GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC)'s Core Environment Program (CEP), which has provided assistance on the SEA for power development planning in Viet Nam.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Demand for energy across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) has risen strongly, often at a faster rate pace than economic growth. It is anticipated that energy demand will be tripled over the next 15 20 years. In particular, the demand for electricity is growing rapidly, which will require a major expansion of the power system. According to the current power development plans (PDPs) of the respective GMS countries, the total installed capacity of the region is projected to be almost doubled by 2025, mostly driven by large hydro and coal-fired power additions. Along with these developments, environmental and social pressures are expected to be heightened, adding concerns related to climate change. One way to address this concern is to improve the PDP planning process in a way to consider environmental and social impacts at the more upstream stage through strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and to examine all supply-side options and demand-side options using integrated resource planning (IRP). In this regard, this TA is designed to (i) enhance the GMS countries' capacity in applying IRP with SEA in their PDPs; (ii) improve regulations, policies, programs and/or targets for RE and EE as necessary and as validated through the IRP; and (iii) support the cross-border interconnections as necessary and as validated through the IRP. The RETA will particularly focus on Viet Nam as the country has greater potential for mitigating climate change impacts. The RETA impact is a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable power sector developed for greater mitigation of climate change impacts in the GMS. The TA outcome is enhanced capacity of Viet Nam and awareness of other GMS countries in applying IRP with SEA in developing its PDP.

This TA is in line with ADB's Strategy 2020 and ADB's Energy Policy 2009, promoting regional integration and clean energy development. It is listed in the Regional Cooperation Strategy and Program (2012-2014), the GMS Economic Cooperation Program Strategic Framework (2012 2022) which is supported by the GMS Road Map for Expanded Energy Cooperation, and the GMS Regional Investment Framework 2013-2022.

Impact A more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable power sector developed for greater mitigation of climate change impacts in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Power sector planning in GMS countries using IRP and SEA strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome With the increase in TA amount and change in scope, key activities have been enhanced to the capacity of power sector planning in the GMS countries using IRP and SEA, especially focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency pipeline development.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Viet Nam's IRP and SEA capacity enhanced

2. Awareness among GMS countries increased

3. Knowledge Products (KPs) Shared

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

The consulting firm was engaged in May 2016 with a total of 7 international and 7 national experts and has completed (i) inception report; (ii) six GMS Countries Gap Analysis Missions and Report; (iii) one regional workshop and three country workshops in Lao People s Democratic Republic (PDR), Myanmar, and Thailand; (iv) Knowledge Product on Integrating SEA into Power Development Planning in Viet Nam published; (v) two twinning workshops in PRC on Renewable Energy Integration; and in Viet Nam on Strategic Environmental Assessment and (vi) draft report on Strengthening the Policy Framework for Power Sector Planning with Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation Targets in Viet Nam. Within the original scope, remaining activities are (i) country workshops in Cambodia and Viet Nam, (ii) draft knowledge product on Energy Sector Planning Guideline using IRP and SEA; (iii) Country technical guideline and briefing notes; and (iv) Final Report.

In Dec 2018, ADB extended the TA by 2 years with additional financing in support for renewable energy and energy efficiency development in the GMS and will publish the TORs in May 2019 calling for interest.

Geographical Location Cambodia - Nation-wide; China - Nation-wide; Lao People's Democratic Republic - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design GMS countries were directly consulted in developing this TA through their representatives in the regional power trade coordination committee (RPTCC). The consultations were held on 25 26 June 2014 during the 16th Meeting of the RPTCC held in Cambodia and on 24 25 November 2014 during the 17th Meeting of the RPTCC held in Lao PDR. The final scope and terms of reference were endorsed by the GMS countries at the 18th Meeting of the RPTCC held on 9-10 June 2015 in Myanmar.
During Project Implementation Stakeholder communication, participation and consultation have been carried out through workshops and training sessions within each of the GMS countries and regular meetings of the regional meetings through RPTCC.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services On board are one international consulting firm and one individual consultant. The consulting firm was engaged to provide technical services for a total of 43 person-months of consulting services (22 person-months of international consulting inputs and 21 person-months of national consulting inputs).
Procurement Some equipment will be procured through the consultant contract.
Responsible ADB Officer Lee, Hyunjung
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Aug 2015
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 9003-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Nov 2015 - 27 Nov 2015 31 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
850,000.00 1,600,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,550,000.00 27 Nov 2015 1,001,327.98

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Energy Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020
DR/EE Technical Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020
Scale Smart Energy and Energy Efficiency in Thailand Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019
Natioal Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019
Utility Energy Efficiency Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2019
Utility Energy Efficiency Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2019
International Demand Response Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Sep 2019 17 Sep 2019
Energy Efficiency Market Assessment Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019
Utility Energy Efficiency Financing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2019 13 Jul 2019
Clean Energy Pipeline Development in the Greater Meking Subregion Firm - Consulting Closed 15 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019

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 9003 20 Nov 2019 Pricewaterhousecoopers Pvt. Ltd. (IND) (INDIA) in association with Green Move Consulting () 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor, Road No.10, Banj Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India Asian Development Bank Consulting Services 374,386.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9003 06 May 2016 Ricardo-AEA Ltd (United Kingdom) in Association with Manitoba Hydro International Ltd. The Gemini Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell IBC Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QJ United Kingdom Asian Development Bank 1,005,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.