Regional: Distributed Energy Storage Solutions Project
The investments will provide institutional capital to support Fluidic''s recent entry into a growth phase backed by a large client book, a master agreement with Caterpillar and MOU's for some of the world's largest rural electrification projects.
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22 September 2016
|Project Name||Distributed Energy Storage Solutions Project|
|Borrower / Company||Fluidic Incorporated
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy utility services
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Singh, Samarendra|
|Description||The investments will provide institutional capital to support Fluidic''s recent entry into a growth phase backed by a large client book, a master agreement with Caterpillar and MOU's for some of the world's largest rural electrification projects.|
|Objectives and Scope||The project will contribute to regional progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7: expanding universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by 2030. Through the adoption of clean energy by more service providers like telecom operators and implementation of modern rural electrification projects, sustainable and distributed energy solutions will enhance quality of life and drive increased economic activity across the region. The project will play a pioneering role in demonstrating the commercial viability of distributed energy storage in the Asia and Pacific region, encouraging widespread investment in energy storage and renewable energy across ADB DMCs.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The project is closely aligned with ADB's Strategy 2020, which aims to reduce poverty and improve living conditions and quality of life by 1) scaling up private sector development and 2) supporting environmentally sustainable opportunities through projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change challenges. ADB's country partnership strategies for various ADB DMCs (including target DMC, Indonesia) echo the themes of the energy policy, including the promotion of energy security and environmentally sustainable economic development.
The project is consistent with ADB's Energy Policy supporting broader access to energy through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The project will support ADB's new internal goal of $6 billion in annual financing for climate mitigation and adaptation by 2020, as well as catalyze further private sector resources in the clean energy sector.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as category B for environment and considered general corporate finance (GCF). Although ADB funds are not earmarked for financing specific sub-projects, the funds will be used to support the production and deployment of energy storage. An environmental and social compliance audit was conducted on the two existing manufacturing facilities to identify any potential environmental and social impacts of current operations. Audit findings and recommendations are the basis of a corrective action plan (CAP) to avoid, minimize, mitigate, and compensate for any adverse impacts. Fluidic has committed to the CAP by agreeing to establish an Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS). The ESMS will improve the company''s environmental and social practices and procedures and strengthen its institutional capacity to manage its social and environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement. There are no legacy issues or grievances with regard to Fluidic's properties. New facilities could be established in the future in other locations; however, it is anticipated that such facilities could be developed without any involuntary resettlement impacts.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. The investment is not expected to directly or indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood, or culture of Indigenous Peoples or affect the territories or natural or cultural resources that Indigenous Peoples own, use, occupy, or claim as an ancestral domain or asset.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||29 Jun 2016|
|Credit Committee Meeting||24 Aug 2016|
|Approval||22 Sep 2016|
|Last PDS Update||30 Aug 2016|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Distributed Energy Storage Solutions Project: Extended Annual Review Report||Extended Annual Review Reports||Aug 2020|
|Equity Investment in CreditAccess Asia: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Feb 2017|
|Distributed Energy Storage Solutions Project: Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions (FAST) Report||Faster Approach to Small Nonsovereign Transactions||Sep 2016|
|Distributed Energy Storage Solutions Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2016|
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