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Tuvalu: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49450-015 Status: Approved

The project, ADB's first in Tuvalu's energy sector, will help the government (i) transform the Funafuti and outer island power systems from manual, diesel-based power systems into modern, automated, power systems based on a high level of renewable energy; improve the quality, reliability, and climate resilience of service; reduce reliance on imported fuels for power generation; and reduce the cost of generation by partially replacing diesel power with solar power. The project is expected to displace 6.7 million liters of diesel fuel and avoid 17,800 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime.

 
Project Name Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Project
Project Number 49450-015
Country Tuvalu
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0674-TUV: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project, ADB's first in Tuvalu's energy sector, will help the government (i) transform the Funafuti and outer island power systems from manual, diesel-based power systems into modern, automated, power systems based on a high level of renewable energy; improve the quality, reliability, and climate resilience of service; reduce reliance on imported fuels for power generation; and reduce the cost of generation by partially replacing diesel power with solar power. The project is expected to displace 6.7 million liters of diesel fuel and avoid 17,800 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The impact of the project is aligned with utilization of renewable energy increased and greenhouse gas emissions in the power subsector in Tuvalu reduced (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, 2015). Its outcome is increased generation and utilization of reliable and clean energy from renewable energy in Tuvalu. The project has three outputs: (i) solar photovoltaic system installed on three outer islands; (ii) solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage system installed on Funafuti; and (iii) Institutional capacity for inclusive renewable energy project development and implementation enhanced.
Impact Utilization of renewable energy increased and greenhouse gas emissions in the power subsector reduced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Generation and utilization of reliable and clean energy from renewable energy increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Solar photovoltaic system installed on three outer islands

Solar photovoltaic system and BESS installed on Funafuti

Institutional capacity for inclusive renewable energy project development and implementation enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Funafuti, Nui, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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

A Construction Supervision Consultant will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method (QCBS 90:10) with simple technical proposal.

Individual experts will also be engaged.

Procurement A turnkey contract with post qualification and single-stage-one-envelope procurement methodology is envisaged.
Responsible ADB Officer Cinderella Tiangco
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Economic Development)
Vaiaku, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Ministry of Public Utilities and Infrastructure
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 May 2020
Fact Finding 24 Mar 2019 to 02 Apr 2019
MRM 20 Sep 2019
Approval 04 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Nov 2019

Grant 0674-TUV

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Nov 2019 06 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.48 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 04 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.48 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Nov 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
49450-TUV: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Project [IAREP-P-01] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Oct 2019 22 Nov 2019
49450-TUV: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy Project [IAREP-P-01] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed 15 Oct 2019 29 Nov 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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