During 1997 -2016, South Asia has been one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, with gross domestic product per capita rising by an average of 6% each year. ADB projected that South Asia's energy consumption could grow by 3% per annum from 2010 to 2035. But the energy sector has not been able to keep pace with the region's impressive macroeconomic growth, and South Asia continues to experience chronic supply shortage and poor quality of service. ADB has significant experience in supporting supply-side energy projects to address supply shortage, but it needs to build on this experience to strengthen synergies between supply-side and demand-side interventions. The proposed technical assistance (TA) aims to assist five developing member countries (DMCs) in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) in enhancing their capacity for energy efficiency development, and increasing energy efficiency investments in a cost-effective manner to meet the energy demand in each country.
|Project Name||Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||During 1997 -2016, South Asia has been one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, with gross domestic product per capita rising by an average of 6% each year. ADB projected that South Asia's energy consumption could grow by 3% per annum from 2010 to 2035. But the energy sector has not been able to keep pace with the region's impressive macroeconomic growth, and South Asia continues to experience chronic supply shortage and poor quality of service. ADB has significant experience in supporting supply-side energy projects to address supply shortage, but it needs to build on this experience to strengthen synergies between supply-side and demand-side interventions. The proposed technical assistance (TA) aims to assist five developing member countries (DMCs) in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) in enhancing their capacity for energy efficiency development, and increasing energy efficiency investments in a cost-effective manner to meet the energy demand in each country.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The impact will be sustainable investments in energy efficiency enhanced. The outcome will be improved capacity of the five DMCs to develop energy efficiency projects.|
|Impact||Sustainable investments in energy efficiency enhanced|
|Description of Outcome||Capacity of five DMCs to develop energy efficiency projects improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome||After, several in-country consultations were undertaken, the five countries conveyed their specific requests for assistance from the project. The approval for changes in target activities for TA 9266 based on government requests has been secured.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Energy audit activities conducted
A pipeline of energy efficiency projects developed
Capacity building activities and policy dialogues conducted
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
On 30 March 2017, a Memo on minor change in implementation arrangement was approved. This is to include a knowledge partnership with Korea Energy Agency (KEA). KEA will cover the implementation of specific key activities for the TA. KEA has agreed to provide technical advisory support for the country-specific and regional activities.
A knowledge partnership agreement (KPA) was signed between ADB and KEA on 31 March 2017. The knowledge partnership focuses on promoting demand-side energy efficiency in South Asia by bringing the latest approaches, solutions, and best practices worldwide, including from the Republic of Korea.
As part of the knowledge partnership agreement (KPA) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for TA 9266, energy audits were undertaken in three facilities in Maldives specifically: (1) State Electric Company Limited, (2) Ungoofaaru Power House, and (3) Ungoofaaru Regional Hospital; and draft reports have been prepared for presentation to the Ministry of Energy and Environment.
On 8 December 2017, a Memo on minor change in scope and implementation arrangement was approved. This includes specific requests of the five DMCs, and the engagement of the consulting services as outlined in the TA paper be divided among two firms. The TA will engage one consulting firm to undertake the energy audits and capacity building training for local energy auditors in Bangladesh, and a second consulting firm to prepare the requested capacity building studies that ADB will undertake for the TA. In view of increased complexity of TA implementation caused by the proposed change in scope and implementation arrangements, additional 10 person-months will be added for individual consultants (project analysts) providing project implementation support.
For the regional capacity building activities, TA 9266 together with KEA jointly organized a Deep Dive Workshop on Energy Efficiency as part of the 2018 Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) side events. In addition, TA 9266 also sponsored a resource person for an energy efficiency workshop organized by the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) of Bangladesh in March 2018. SREDA is the implementing agency for TA 9266 in the country. The TA also sponsored 6 participants from Sri Lanka to join the Korea Energy Storage Conference and Technical Tour in June 2018 in Korea and three participants from Sri Lanka and one Bhutan to join the Regional Training on Solar Photovoltaic Pumping for Sustainable Irrigation and Clean Water Supply in Kunming China in September 2018.
On 5 February 2019, a Memo on minor change in scope and implementation arrangement was approved. This includes the extension of the KPA with KEA until the TA completion date of 30 November 2019, and financing of shipping cost of energy audit equipment for Korea-Bhutan-Korea estimated at $4,000, which may be covered under the current allocation of Korea Energy Agency.
At the request of the Government of Bhutan and ADB, Korea Energy Agency (KEA) conducted the investment energy audit for two large energy consuming facilities in Bhutan from 25 February 7 March 2019: (i) Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral (JDWNR) Hospital in Thimphu, and (ii) Gedu College of Business Studies in Gedu Chukha. The purpose of the investment grade energy audit was to identify energy saving opportunities through a comprehensive analysis of energy consumption patterns of the facilities with distinct focus on financial concerns and return on investment.
On 4-5 July 2019, the Energy audit experts of KEA presented the energy audit results, which identified significant energy saving opportunities in both facilities by replacing the existing old and inefficient equipment with more energy efficient solutions.
Building on the success of the first knowledge sharing workshop held in Tokyo in September 2018, the second knowledge sharing workshop on energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) held in Bangkok, Thailand on 1-5 April 2019 aims to provide a venue for learning and knowledge sharing for government officials from the five countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka) in South Asia covered by the TA as well as those from the Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The event is jointly organized with SEEN.
In line with the objectives of the TA and building on the outcomes of the two earlier regional workshops held under the TA, a five-day workshop was organized on 2-6 September 2019 in Seoul, South Korea to deepen the knowledge sharing on demand-side energy efficiency focusing on issues and challenges faced by Korea in its initial stages of energy efficiency policy implementation, financing of energy efficiency programs, and how it now works in Korea at the national and city/municipal levels. The participants included high-level government officials and practitioners of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
|Geographical Location||Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
A series of in-country consultations were carried out during the first half of 2017 provided the opportunity to present the purpose of the TA and get confirmation on the respective priorities of the five DMCs regarding specific assistance they require from the TA. During the in-country consultations, specific key activities to be carried out by ADB and KEA were also agreed upon.
Approval for changes in target activities for TA 9266 based on government requests secured.
Eight individual consultants have already been engaged to support the project: (i) an operations coordinator (Philippine national, 18 person-months); (ii) a project analyst/energy efficiency specialist (Bangladesh national, 3 person-months); (iii) a senior advisor (international, 15 person-months); (iv) two project analysts (Philippine nationals, 7 person-months and 8 person-months; (v) project analyst/energy audit coordinator (Bangladesh national, 2 person-months; (v) a project analyst (Nepal national, 2 person-months); and (vi) an energy efficiency specialist/technical editor (international, 2 person-months).
The recruitment of the two international consulting firms have been completed as planned to: (1) undertake the energy audits and training for local energy auditors in Bangladesh; and (2) prepare the requested capacity building studies and activities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
|Procurement||All procurement under the TA will be carried out following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Lump-sum or output-based contracts will be considered for consulting services under the TA, in line with the action plan for ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 (actions 2.9.2 and 2.10.2). Disbursements under the TA will follow ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). TA activities will be monitored and reports will be made available through the ADB website. Upon TA completion, all equipment procured under the TA will be turned over or disposed of in accordance with ADB's project administration instructions. The TA will be implemented over 36 months from December 2016 to November 2019.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yue, Yunfeng|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
|Concept Clearance||27 Oct 2016|
|Fact Finding||01 Aug 2016 to 30 Jan 2017|
|Approval||06 Dec 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||20 Sep 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Dec 2016||-||06 Dec 2016||30 Nov 2019||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,000,000.00||06 Dec 2016||1,857,432.44|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2020|
|Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2016|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Energy Efficiency Specialist/Technical Editor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 May 2019||28 May 2019|
|Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments (Project Analyst)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Dec 2017||25 Dec 2017|
|Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments - Capacity Development Consultants (Firm)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Nov 2017||20 Dec 2017|
|Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments - Energy Audit Consultants for Bangladesh (Firm)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||05 Sep 2017||18 Oct 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9266||10 May 2018||PADECO CO. LTD.(JAPAN) in association with EcoTech Solution(BHUTAN)||SHIN-ONARIMON BLDG., 6-17-19 SHINBASHI MINATO-KU, TOKYO 105-0004 JAPAN||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||550,120.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9266||11 Apr 2018||PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, IND(INDIA) in association with BD Technology(BANGLADESH)||#8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034 In 17th Flr,Bldg10,TowerC,DLF Cyber City Gu||Asian Development Bank||Consulting Services||187,276.00||—|
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