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Kiribati: South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49450-021 Status: Active

The South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project (STREP or the Project) will support upscaling of solar power generation in Kiribati. The Project will reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports by increasing the renewable energy (RE) percentage of electricity generation. STREP has three outputs: (i) solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage system installed; (ii) draft energy act to enable increased deployment of renewable energy developed; and (iii) institutional capacity for inclusive renewable energy project development and implementation enhanced.

 
Project Name South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project
Project Number 49450-021
Country Kiribati
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0762-KIR: South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 million
Grant 0763-KIR: South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project
Government of New Zealand US$ 2.00 million
Grant 0764-KIR: South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 3.70 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 / Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project (STREP or the Project) will support upscaling of solar power generation in Kiribati. The Project will reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports by increasing the renewable energy (RE) percentage of electricity generation. STREP has three outputs: (i) solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage system installed; (ii) draft energy act to enable increased deployment of renewable energy developed; and (iii) institutional capacity for inclusive renewable energy project development and implementation enhanced.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project (STREP-the project), ADB's first in Kiribati''s energy sector, will finance climate-resilient solar photovoltaic generation, a battery energy storage system, and will support institutional capacity building including the development of an inclusive and gender-sensitive renewable energy enabling framework while addressing barriers to private sector investment. The project will help South Tarawa increase renewable energy grid penetration from 9% to 44%, thereby exceeding the government target for South Tarawa of 36% renewable energy penetration by 2025. Increased solar generation will benefit the economy through reduced importation of fossil fuels and placing downward pressure on tariffs. Utilization of renewable energy also reduces GHG emissions which contribute to global warming and rising sea levels that render Kiribati among the most vulnerable.
Impact Renewable energy generation increased and greenhouse gas emissions reduced
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Generation and utilization of clean energy in South Tarawa increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage system installed

Draft energy act to enable increased deployment of renewable energy developed

Institutional capacity for inclusive renewable energy project development and implementation enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Tarawa
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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 All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Policy (2017). An estimated 90 person-months inputs from 5 national individual experts are required for the project management unit. In addition, an international firm will be engaged on a time-based contract for a minimum of 18 person-months international and 24 person months national inputs to undertake construction supervision activities on the project, as well as other related responsibilities.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017). Since ADB is administering cofinancing resources for ADF-financed operations, universal procurement applies.

Open competitive bidding procedures will be used for the main procurement package under the project.

Responsible ADB Officer Tiangco, Cinderella C.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
[email protected]
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
P.O. Box 67
Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 23 Mar 2020 to 23 Apr 2020
MRM 09 Oct 2020
Approval 26 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2020

Grant 0762-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 28 Jan 2021 30 Sep 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Grant 0763-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 28 Jan 2021 30 Sep 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.10 5%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

Grant 0764-KIR

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 28 Jan 2021 30 Sep 2024 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.70 26 Nov 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Accountant Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2021 17 May 2021
Gender Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 11 Apr 2021
Social Safeguards Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 11 Apr 2021
Environmental Safeguards Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Mar 2021 05 Apr 2021

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan