Regional: Integrated High Impact Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technology
The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will prepare energy system development scenarios, technology roadmaps and support the scale up of innovative energy technologies in developing member countries (DMCs). The TA is aligned with ADB's energy policy and will support DMCs in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The TA is included in the management-approved Energy Sector Group work plan for 2018.
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|Project Name||Integrated High Impact Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technology|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Conventional energy generation - Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Energy utility services - Large hydropower generation - Oil and gas transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste - Renewable energy generation - geothermal - Renewable energy generation - small hydro - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services - ICT strategy and policy, and capacity development
Transport / Urban roads and traffic management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will prepare energy system development scenarios, technology roadmaps and support the scale up of innovative energy technologies in developing member countries (DMCs). The TA is aligned with ADB's energy policy and will support DMCs in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The TA is included in the management-approved Energy Sector Group work plan for 2018.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The SDGs encourage a transformative change in production systems, employment patterns, technologies, behaviors and lifestyles to enable poverty reduction and a transition towards low-emissions production and consumption. Access to reliable, clean and cost-effective energy remains a key development imperative for DMCs. By 2014, there were still 421 million people in Asia and the Pacific without access to electricity, most of this population live in remote areas and islands. With business as usual solutions such as national grid extension, centralized power generation, low-efficiency end use devices, DMCs will not gain the capacity to use the latest technology to achieve universal energy access or will meet such goals with much higher emissions. Innovations within the energy sector and from other sectors (i.e., information and communication technology or electric vehicles) may provide new opportunities to meet DMC energy sector needs faster, in a decarbonized manner and potentially leap-frog former energy sector development pathways.
Innovative technologies and business models are needed to facilitate and manage transitions, and at the same time infrastructure investments must be _future proofed_ with respect to rapid technological evolution as well as climate change. However, many DMCs have limited experience determining benefits and risks associated with innovative energy technologies and business models, and therefore often default to conventional approaches. DMCs may be reluctant to embrace cutting-edge technologies, given the unclear benefits of their utilization, potential downside risks, limited resources available and real or perceived higher costs.
|Impact||Access to reliable, low-carbon and cost-effective energy increased.|
|Description of Outcome||Use of sustainable innovative technologies in participating DMCs increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Energy system scenarios and technology road maps produced
City-, country-, and/or region- specific feasibility studies for pilots or investments produced
Pilot testing of innovative technologies deployed
4. Prefeasibility analysis for CCUS published
5. Regional knowledge sharing and support of scale-up of innovative technologies and suitable business models disseminated
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Please see project data sheets of the following TAs:
RETA 9690: Energy System Analysis, Technology Road Maps and Feasibility Studies for Pilot Testing (Subproject 1)
RETA 9686: Prefeasibility Analysis for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage -(Subproject 2)
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nam, Kee-Yung|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDSC-ENE|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||31 Mar 2018|
|Approval||16 Oct 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Mar 2019|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Integrated High Impact Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technology: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2018|
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