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 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)
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)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
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 / 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 Equity and Mainstreaming 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
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 19 Jul 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2022

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 Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
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 28 Sep 2022 1,695,127.87

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consultants for the Preparation of the Proposed Palau Smart Grid Project Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Jul 2022 03 Sep 2022
Environmental Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Apr 2022 11 May 2022
Environmental Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2022 09 Feb 2022
Gender Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Sep 2021 19 Sep 2021
Social Safeguards Officer (TUV IAREP) Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Sep 2021 19 Sep 2021
Technical Due Diligence (Power Distribution) Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Environment Safeguards Due Diligence Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Social Safeguards Due Diligence Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Economic and Financial Analyses Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Aug 2021 06 Sep 2021
Invertebrate Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021
Solar PV Aviation Risk Assessor Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020
Project Manager (KIR STREP) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
Renewable Energy Specialist (COO) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Jun 2020 08 Jun 2020
Energy Economist (Palau) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 01 Apr 2020
Power Network Planning Engineer (Palau) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020
Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (Phase 2) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Mar 2020 20 Mar 2020
Palau Energy Administration (PEA) IPP Proposal Review Support Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2020
Offsetting Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Invertebrate Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Preparing the South Tarawa Renewable Energy Project Firm - Consulting Closed 04 May 2019 20 May 2019

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.