Regional : Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 49450-022

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will conduct required due diligence and provide project preparation and procurement support, capacity building, and policy recommendations for ensuing energy sector projects under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility. The facility, approved in June 2017, is designed to finance a large number of small-value renewable energy projects in the 11 smaller Pacific island countries (PIC-11). The facility will benefit the PIC-11 economies through (i) an improved balance of trade by reducing fossil fuel imports, (ii) improved energy security, (iii) downward pressure on tariffs, and (iv) and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The facility supports the PIC-11 in transforming their power sectors from diesel to sustainable renewable energy generation sources; and supports sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building.

Project Details

Related Projects

Project Name
Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2)
Project Number
49450-022
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Cook Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Marshall Islands
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9772-REG: Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Climate Fund - SREP US$ 1.00 million
TA 9772-REG: Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Energy utility services - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will conduct required due diligence and provide project preparation and procurement support, capacity building, and policy recommendations for ensuing energy sector projects under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility. The facility, approved in June 2017, is designed to finance a large number of small-value renewable energy projects in the 11 smaller Pacific island countries (PIC-11). The facility will benefit the PIC-11 economies through (i) an improved balance of trade by reducing fossil fuel imports, (ii) improved energy security, (iii) downward pressure on tariffs, and (iv) and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The facility supports the PIC-11 in transforming their power sectors from diesel to sustainable renewable energy generation sources; and supports sector reform, private sector development, and capacity building.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The outputs of the TA are (i) feasibility study and due diligence documents; (ii) capacity building support and assistance for procurement; and (iii) enabling framework and model transaction documents (for the proposed Kiribati project).
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; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - 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 will be responsible for selection and supervision of the consultants following the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). ADB will engage the consultant firms through quality- and cost-based selection. Individual experts and firms already engaged under PREIF TAs (including TA 9242-REG, this TA 9772-REG, and future facility TAs) to conduct due diligence, project pre-implementation, and implementation tasks may be directly engaged under this TA for other ongoing and ensuing PREIF projects, subject to ADB's review and following ADB procedures for direct contracting . The TA resources will be disbursed following ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2020, as amended from time to time).
Procurement
No procurement is envisaged under the technical assistance

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
19 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2022

Funding

TA 9772-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2022 18 Jul 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
3,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,500,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
03 May 2024 2,579,710.71

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2): Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Accountant (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
ICS-Gender & Social Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Procurement Support – Tuvalu/ Kiribati Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Distribution Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards and Poverty Due Diligence Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Transmission and Distribution/Substation Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Services-Firm for VAN Solar Energy Investment Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Finance and Economic Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Services for VAN Solar Energy Investment Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Social SafeguardsOfficer Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Consultants for the Preparation of the Proposed Palau Smart Grid Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Safeguards Due Diligence Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Due Diligence Individual - Consulting Closed
Technical Due Diligence (Power Distribution) Individual - Consulting Closed
Economic and Financial Analyses Individual - Consulting Closed
Invertebrate Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Solar PV Aviation Risk Assessor Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Manager (KIR STREP) Individual - Consulting Closed
Renewable Energy Specialist (COO) Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Network Planning Engineer (Palau) Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Economist (Palau) Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2) Individual - Consulting Closed
Palau Energy Administration (PEA) IPP Proposal Review Support Individual - Consulting Closed
Offsetting Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Invertebrate Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Preparing the South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9772 04 Dec 2019 GHD LIMITED(NEW ZEALAND) in association with GHD Pty Ltd() | GHD House Level 3, 27 Napier Street, Freemans Bay Auckland 1011, New Zealand Asian Development Bank 299,999.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9772 15 Aug 2019 EQO-NIXUS, Advisory, Mgmt. & Training Svcs, S.L.U. (SPAIN) in association with SOLAR TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS (STA), Spain (SPAIN) | Av. de les Garrigues 46, Parc Mas Blau I EL PRAT DE LLOBREGAT, BARCELONA, SPAIN Asian Development Bank 699,132.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.