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 Details

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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
Source Amount
Green Climate Fund US$ 5.00 million
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 425,000.00
TA 9425-REG: Capacity Building and Sector Reform for Renewable Energy Investments in the Pacific
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Regional integration
Drivers of Change
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender
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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Shiihara, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
22 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2022

Funding

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
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,975,000.00 5,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,975,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
19 Mar 2024 3,196,023.71

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Due Diligence for the Proposed PNG: Sustainable Energy Sector Development Program (Subprogram 1) - Capital Investment Component (Firm 2) Firm - Consulting Closed
SOE Procurement Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Due Diligence for the Proposed PNG: Sustainable Energy Sector Development Program (Subprogram 1) - Policy Component (Firm 1) Firm - Consulting Closed
SOE Financial Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy and Planning Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
SOE (Energy) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Credit Rating Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Finance Specialist (Energy) Individual - Consulting Closed
Resource Person Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Audit Preparation and Financial Reform Support in Papua New Guinea Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Coordination Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Institutional Development (Knowledge Management) Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Development Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Tariff and Regulation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing Sustainable Investment Program (PAL) Firm - Consulting Closed
Energy Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Expert/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Strategy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Consultant Recruitment Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9425 26 Feb 2024 CRISIL Limited (INDIA) | CRISIL House, Central Avenue Road, Opp. D'Mart, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 076, India Asian Development Bank 399,867.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9425 04 May 2023 DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU (P.N.G.) | MacGregor Street, PORT MORESBY, Central 121 Papua New Guinea Asian Development Bank 387,182.00
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

None currently available.