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Regional: Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50294-001 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Aiming Zhou South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments
Project Number 50294-001
Country Regional
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9266-REG: Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency Investments
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Bhutan - Nation-wide; Maldives - Nation-wide; Nepal - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - 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

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.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Seven 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; and (v) a project analyst (Nepal national, 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 Aiming Zhou
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2016
Fact Finding 01 Aug 2016 to 30 Jan 2017
MRM -
Approval 06 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2018

TA 9266-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2016 - 06 Dec 2016 30 Nov 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 06 Dec 2016 1,391,280.74

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Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.