Regional: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 49450-010

The TA provides capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility, and other investment projects in the energy sector planned or proposed in indicative country pipeline and monitoring (ICPM) reports of PARD DMCs.

Project Name Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Project Number 49450-010
Country / Economy Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Green Climate Fund US$ 5.00 million
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 425,000.00
Strategic Agendas 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 The TA provides capacity building and policy advice support to a series of ongoing and ensuing projects, comprising projects included in the indicative project pipeline under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility, and other investment projects in the energy sector planned or proposed in indicative country pipeline and monitoring (ICPM) reports of PARD DMCs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA has the following outputs: (i) comprehensive assessment of utilities' operations and performance; (ii) review of utilities' business processes, systems, and management practices; (iii) review of policy, regulatory, and governance arrangements; (iv) reform recommendations and policy dialogue; (v) coordination on reform among regional peers; and (vi) preparation of sustainable investment programs and financing plans of 11 Pacific DMCs. The TA scope includes: (i) preparation of revenue required models for energy state-owned enterprises (SOEs) under different investment scenarios, capital expenditures and financing assumptions; (ii) determination of cost of service and cost recovery levels under different investment scenarios and estimated implicit and explicit subsidies; and (iii) preparation of sustainable investment program and financing plan harmonized with energy SOEs' credit profiles.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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 has engaged consulting firms and individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated PAIs/TA Staff Instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Shiihara, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2022

TA 9425-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,225,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,225,000.00 29 Dec 2022 2,719,605.35

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Resource Person Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Oct 2022 04 Nov 2022
Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Aug 2022 19 Aug 2022
Audit Preparation and Financial Reform Support in Papua New Guinea Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Aug 2022 18 Aug 2022
Project Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Oct 2021 11 Oct 2021
Institutional Development (Knowledge Management) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2021
Development Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2021
Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Aug 2021 01 Sep 2021
Tariff and Regulation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Aug 2021 01 Sep 2021
Preparing Sustainable Investment Program (PAL) Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Jan 2021 10 Feb 2021
Energy Expert/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021
Energy Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2021 22 Jan 2021
Energy Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2020 05 Jan 2021
Consultant Recruitment Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 08 Dec 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
TRTA Technical Assistance 9425 22 Jul 2021 Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd. | CS Tower, Asakusabashi 5-20-8 Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-8648 Japan Asian Development Bank 104,850.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9425 19 Jul 2018 TETRA TECH EM INC.(UNITED STATES) in association with Financial Solutions Ltd(UNITED STATES) | 1881 CAMPUS COMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 RESTON, VIRGINIA 20191 U.S.A. Asian Development Bank 5,000,000.00

Procurement Plan

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