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 seven ensuing energy sector projects for approval in 2019 -2022 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)|
Micronesia, Federated States of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform - 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 seven ensuing energy sector projects for approval in 2019 -2022 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. The proposed TA is included in the PIC-11 country operations business plan, 2019- 2021.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The facility impact is improved energy security following the outcome of lower cost and cleaner electricity generation. The facility outputs are (i) renewable energy generation constructed and (ii) sector reform undertaken. The facility will finance renewable energy projects in the PIC-11 with an overall estimated cost of $750 million, comprising (i) up to $200 million in Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing, (ii) an estimated $500 million from cofinancing sources, and (iii) an estimated $50 million from government counterpart financing. ADB will consider projects to be financed by the facility up to July 2022, while the implementation period will be up to July 2025.|
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|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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; Tuvalu - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage consultants following the ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The TA facility will require 144 person-months of international consultants' and 78 person-months of national consultants' input. ADB will engage the consultant firms through quality- and cost-based selection using simplified technical proposals, through single-source selection or variation of ongoing contracts under ADB''s TA for Preparing the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility following the facility's streamlined procedures. For single-source selection, consultants may be selected from those already engaged under the facility whose contracts allow for extension or further engagement to prepare additional renewable energy projects under the facility. Output-based contracts will be used wherever appropriate, such as for the Kiribati project.|
|Procurement||No procurement is envisaged under the technical assistance|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shiihara, Takeshi|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PAEN|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Approval||19 Jul 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||01 Aug 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Jul 2019||-||19 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,000,000.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||4,000,000.00||19 Jul 2019||660,132.76|
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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|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|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|
|Power Network Planning Engineer (Palau)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2020||27 Mar 2020|
|Energy Economist (Palau)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2020||01 Apr 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|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||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||Consulting Services||699,132.00||—|
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