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China, People's Republic of: Study of Clean Energy Supply for the Rural Areas in the Greater Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51031-001 Status: Active

The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will increase rural clean energy supply in the greater Beijing Tianjin Hebei (BTH) region by assessing the current energy consumption and structure, and its impacts on air quality

Project Details

Project Officer
Xuedu Lu East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Study of Clean Energy Supply for the Rural Areas in the Greater Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Region
Project Number 51031-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9403-PRC: Study of Clean Energy Supply for the Rural Areas in the Greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste - Renewable energy generation - geothermal - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will increase rural clean energy supply in the greater Beijing Tianjin Hebei (BTH) region by assessing the current energy consumption and structure, and its impacts on air quality
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In recent years, haze has become a serious problem in the PRC, especially in the greater BTH region. In 2015, only 186 days, or 51% of the days in the year, met air quality standards in Beijing. There were 46 heavily polluted days accounting for 13% of the year. The frequent occurrence of haze in this region has drawn extensive attention domestically and internationally. Haze not only poses a threat to public health, but also on socio-economic development. One study estimated that the severe haze in January 2013 may have resulted in approximately 700 premature deaths, 6,000 hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease, 5,500 hospitalizations for respiratory disease, and $250 million in economic losses.

The main cause of the large-scale haze and largest source of particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) in the BTH region is raw coal combustion. As living standards have improved in the rural areas, households have transitioned from direct burning of traditional, low quality fuels straw, fuelwood, and other biomass to raw coal in household stoves and heating facilities. To date, coal accounts for more than 55% of domestic energy consumption in the BTH and its surrounding rural areas. This shift has resulted in adverse impacts on the environment and high levels of pollution emissions. Raw coal combustion, especially low-quality coal combustion, produces a large amount of PM2.5 and carbon monoxide. Comparing to the emission produced from the coal used for power generation, the pollutants from raw coal burning are 5 to 10 times more as these pollutants are directly emitted to the atmosphere without any treatment, which poses serious risks to the environment and public health. There is about 700 -800 million tons of raw coal used annually in the PRC. Therefore, reducing pollution emissions from rural and semi-urban energy consumption can greatly contribute to addressing the haze problem in the BTH and surrounding areas.

The Government of the PRC is committed to increasing the use of clean heating technologies. In May 2017, a joint notice was issued by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Development, Ministry of Environmental Protection, and National Energy Administration on conducting the pilot work of clean heating in winter in the northern region. The central government will provide financial support to pilot cities in replacing dirty raw coal-based heating facilities with clean heating. The national government is also encouraging local governments to adopt policy measures that promote institutional innovation and attract private sector investments to scaled-up the replacement of coal-based heating facilities in additional cities.

The TA will focus on Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, and Henan, municipalities and provinces that have substantial biomass, solar, wind, and geothermal resource potential. The TA will help these local governments develop policy measures to optimize rural energy supply and improve air quality through the following knowledge building activities:

(i) Conducting a survey to identify the status and structure of rural energy consumption.

(ii) Assessing impacts of rural energy consumption on air quality.

(iii) Proposing clean energy supply structures in pilot municipalities. And

(iv) Assessing the market potential of clean energy uptake and development of a clean energy strategy.

Impact Air pollution reduced and public health improved in the greater BTH region
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Rural energy structure and air quality improved in the greater BTH region
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Survey of the status and structure of rural energy consumption in the greater BTH region conducted

Report on the status and structure of rural energy consumption in the greater BTH region prepared

Rural clean energy supply plan proposed

Recommendations on the clean energy development strategy made to the government

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Recruitment of consultants is underway.
Geographical Location Beijing, Hebei, Henan, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Tianjin
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Recruitment for consultants is currently ongoing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions. Consultants will be engaged to prepare the TA, using the individual selection method and output-based partial lump-sum contracts. In addition, a firm will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection method and output-based, partial lump-sum contract for the complementary survey to prepare reports.
Responsible ADB Officer Xuedu Lu
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
11 Nong Zhan Guan
Nan Li, Beijing
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2017
Fact Finding 07 Sep 2017 to 07 Sep 2017
MRM -
Approval 12 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2019

TA 9403-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Oct 2017 03 Nov 2017 03 Nov 2017 30 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 12 Oct 2017 88,488.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National rural clean heating/cooking appliance specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 07 May 2019
National Energy Policy Expert/Team leader Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 07 May 2019
National distributed energy specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 07 May 2019
Distributed Energy Network Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Biomass Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Clean Energy Specialist/Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Clean Stoves Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Energy Policy and Regulatory Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Solar Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 24 Jul 2018
Clean Stoves Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2018 02 May 2018
Solar Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2018 02 May 2018
Geothermal Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Clean Stoves Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Solar Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Energy Efficiency Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Rural Clean Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017
Consulting Firm (Survey) Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 03 Jan 2018
Renewable Energy Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 11 Dec 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 9403 25 Apr 2018 Beijing Jiashu Technology Consulting Co., Ltd.(CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF) No.6 Xuanwumenwai Street, East Wing of Z Square, Room 822 Beijing 100052 China *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 145,979.00

Procurement Plan

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