50373-001: Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project | Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka: Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50373-001 Status: Active

The TA will require total of 15 person-months of consulting services to help with project preparation. Individual consultants will be recruited to: (a) conduct a study on technical and regulatory aspects, and economic and financial implications of the solar rooftop power generation initiative, including lessons learnt from other countries on implementing solar rooftop projects; and (b) support the executing agency and ADB in conducting due diligence on technical, regulatory, financial management, financial and economic analyses, and relevant safeguards (mainly environment since solar rooftop installations will not have any involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples impacts), as well as assisting executing and implementing agencies of the ensuing project with contracting strategy.

Project Details

Project Officer
Khamudkhanov, Mukhtor South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Sri Lanka
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project
Project Number 50373-001
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9278-SRI: Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will require total of 15 person-months of consulting services to help with project preparation. Individual consultants will be recruited to: (a) conduct a study on technical and regulatory aspects, and economic and financial implications of the solar rooftop power generation initiative, including lessons learnt from other countries on implementing solar rooftop projects; and (b) support the executing agency and ADB in conducting due diligence on technical, regulatory, financial management, financial and economic analyses, and relevant safeguards (mainly environment since solar rooftop installations will not have any involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples impacts), as well as assisting executing and implementing agencies of the ensuing project with contracting strategy.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Sri Lanka has improved its energy sector performance and achieved a national electrification ratio of 98% in 2014 compared with 29% in 1990. However, high dependence on expensive fossil fuel energy continues. Sector challenges include meeting growing demand for electricity at a low cost and acceptable reliability, and attaining long-term sustainability. The increase in the share of thermal oil-fired energy in power generation, from 6% in 1995 to 35% in 2014, creates a high cost base and is not a viable and sustainable solution for energy security and environment protection in the long term. Diversification of the generation mix primarily to renewable energy sources, improved network efficiency, reduced technical losses, and supply- and demand-side management are required.

The Government of Sri Lanka aims to ensure sustainable development of energy resources by improving the power supply systems to provide access to electricity services to the entire population. Sri Lanka has a national investment program, including sector investments that are based on the National Energy Policy and Strategies. The National Energy Policy and Strategies includes a sector road map, a long-term investment plan, and policy and reform measures. The government objectives includes, among others, toe increase the share of energy supply from nonconventional renewable energy sources to 20% by 2020. The 20% increase in power generation from nonconventional renewable energy sources will add to 29% (2014) of conventional hydropower generation and will ensure that in the future a substantial portion of electricity is produced by clean energy sources.

In September 2016, the government announced _The Battle for Solar Energy_ program. The program envisages boosting clean power generation through the use of net metering (or net accounting, or micro solar power producer) schemes to connect solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations to the network.

Under _the Battle for Solar Energy_ program the government plans to increase solar PV capacity to 200 MW of by 2020 and 1000 MW by 2025.

Impact Readiness in implementing clean solar rooftop power generation projects
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A well-designed investment project developed
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Financial and economic, technical, governance, safeguards and procurement due diligence of the ensuing project completed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Colombo
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations with the government and stakeholders, including local communities, local authorities and civil society groups, will be undertaken to ensure participatory approach. The stakeholders will be consulted throughout the design stage during the project preparatory technical assistance and the ensuing project implementation on the relevant issues, including environmental, social and other issues that may affect communities and poor people.
During Project Implementation The consultation process with the stakeholders will continue during project implementation as per Sri Lankan regulations.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants envisaged under the TA had been engaged and fielded. Implementation is ongoing.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Khamudkhanov, Mukhtor
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 19 Jan 2017
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

TA 9278-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2016 - 14 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 14 Dec 2016 206,887.63

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