Regional: Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance

Sovereign Project | 49450-035

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support to operationalize the Office of Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) through capacity building and knowledge product to enable the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen innovation in Pacific energy reforms and meet the emerging requests for analytical support from DMCs. The TA will focus on development and adoption of regulation reforms to support new technologies to decarbonize energy and achieving Pacific NDCs targets. The TA will assist with the preparation of an innovative regulation framework embed the latest policy dialog on creating incentive mechanism for attracting private participation in energy sector in Pacific. The TA will raise awareness of the emerging regional issues and challenges and use of public private partnership (PPP) transparency framework to provide more efficient and transparently regulated sector.

Project Name Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance
Project Number 49450-035
Country Regional
Cook Islands
Fiji
Micronesia, Federated States of
Kiribati
Nauru
Niue
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6810-REG: Development of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 250,000.00
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy utility services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will support to operationalize the Office of Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance (OPERA) through capacity building and knowledge product to enable the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen innovation in Pacific energy reforms and meet the emerging requests for analytical support from DMCs. The TA will focus on development and adoption of regulation reforms to support new technologies to decarbonize energy and achieving Pacific NDCs targets. The TA will assist with the preparation of an innovative regulation framework embed the latest policy dialog on creating incentive mechanism for attracting private participation in energy sector in Pacific. The TA will raise awareness of the emerging regional issues and challenges and use of public private partnership (PPP) transparency framework to provide more efficient and transparently regulated sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient Pacific created; and national and regional policy and regulatory frameworks and business-enabling environment improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Regional collaboration and regulation framework for development of Pacific energy sector strengthened
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sustainability of Office of the Pacific Energy Regulators Alliance strengthened

Regional capacity building, knowledge sharing and policy dialogue organized

Analytical studies on priority regional development issues in utilities regulation and tariffs developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cook Islands - Nation-wide; Fiji - Nation-wide; Kiribati - Nation-wide; Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide; Nauru - Nation-wide; Niue - Nation-wide; Palau - Nation-wide; Papua New Guinea - Nation-wide; Samoa - Nation-wide; Solomon Islands - Nation-wide; Tonga - Nation-wide; Tuvalu - Nation-wide; Vanuatu - 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
Responsible ADB Officer Abbasov, Rafayil
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PAEN
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 25 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Oct 2021

TA 6810-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2021 - 25 Oct 2021 31 Jan 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 18 Nov 2021 0.00

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