Sri Lanka: Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project
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.
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|Project Name||Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project|
|Country / Economy||Sri Lanka
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
|Description of Outcome||A well-designed investment project developed|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants envisaged under the TA had been engaged and fielded. Implementation is ongoing.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kolantharaj, Jaimes|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
Asian Development Bank
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Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||19 Jan 2017|
|Approval||14 Dec 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2016||-||14 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2017||-||22 Dec 2017|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||17 Jun 2022||206,887.63|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project: Project Data Sheet (Tamil Translation)||Translated PDS||Mar 2017|
|Solar Rooftop Power Generation Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2016|
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