Regional : Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility

Sovereign Project | 52096-001

The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparatory assistance, technical support, policy advice, knowledge sharing, and capacity building, and subsequently, strengthen due diligence and improve project readiness to Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs) for a series of lending projects and programs identified in the country operations business plans, 2018-2020. The TA will initially support (i) Support for a Sustainable Power Sector (Cambodia), (ii) Accelerating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expansion (Viet Nam), (iii) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Activity in the Natural Gas Processing Sector (Indonesia); (iv) Geothermal Sector Project (Indonesia), (v) Power Network Development Program II (Myanmar), (vi) GMS Cross-Border Power Trade and Distribution Project (Lao PDR); and (vii) Sustainable Rural Power Supply Project (Philippines). These energy sector projects require similar preparation, due diligence, design and readiness activities.

Project Details

Project Name
Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
Project Number
52096-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Viet Nam
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 4.00 million
Clean Technology Fund US$ 400,000.00
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.00 million
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 650,000.00
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 700,000.00
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility (2nd Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
Source Amount
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 1.50 million
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
Source Amount
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 750,000.00
TA 9600-REG: Southeast Asia Energy Sector Development, Investment Planning and Capacity Building Facility
Source Amount
Clean Energy Fund under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Governance and capacity development
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - geothermal

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The proposed transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparatory assistance, technical support, policy advice, knowledge sharing, and capacity building, and subsequently, strengthen due diligence and improve project readiness to Southeast Asian developing member countries (DMCs) for a series of lending projects and programs identified in the country operations business plans, 2018-2020. The TA will initially support (i) Support for a Sustainable Power Sector (Cambodia), (ii) Accelerating Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expansion (Viet Nam), (iii) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Activity in the Natural Gas Processing Sector (Indonesia); (iv) Geothermal Sector Project (Indonesia), (v) Power Network Development Program II (Myanmar), (vi) GMS Cross-Border Power Trade and Distribution Project (Lao PDR); and (vii) Sustainable Rural Power Supply Project (Philippines). These energy sector projects require similar preparation, due diligence, design and readiness activities. The transaction TA facility will encompass individual TAs listed in the Southeast Asia region's Country Operations Business Plans (COBP) 2018-2020.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Despite rapid economic growth, out of about 640 million people in the region, an estimated 65 million people remain without electricity and 250 million rely on biomass for cooking. Access to modern energy varies significantly among the ASEAN countries, ranging from 26% in Myanmar and 65% in Cambodia and Myanmar up to 100% in the region's most advanced economies such as Singapore and Thailand. The region also just started developing the frameworks and financing sources for a cleaner and more sustainable energy transition taking advantage of new technological advancements and recent cost reduction in renewable energy and energy efficiency. While the investment and capacity building needs differ among the DMCs, they generally include generation, transmission, distribution, energy efficiency investments and increased investment planning capacity to minimize the sector's carbon footprint.

The role of the energy sector as a key enabler of inclusive growth has become more important as the DMCs of Southeast Asia face the challenge of expanding their economies. Improved access to affordable and sustainable forms of energy is critical to enhance competitiveness, to contribute to climate change mitigation, and to promote increased economic activity in remote areas and thereby to improve inclusiveness of development. Continued urbanization, rising incomes leading to increased ownership of appliances and increased demand for cooling, and rapidly growing commercial and industrial activity all collectively contribute to electricity being the largest share of total energy consumption growth in the region.

The series of loans and knowledge services supported by this TA facility will helps support economic growth, expand and enforce existing electrical grids, connect businesses and households, and enhance the quality of life in unconnected villages across the region. They will help expand the use of renewable energy resources and clean technologies, such as solar power in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Viet Nam, and geothermal power and CCS in Indonesia, and thus help reduce carbon emissions and improve access to electricity services. The loans will require similar technical, financial, economic, environment, social, governance and legal due diligence.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Cambodia - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Myanmar - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Viet Nam - 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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
Most technical experts will be engaged through consulting firm(s) using quality- and cost-based selection method (quality: cost weighting of 90:10). The maximum use of output-based/lumpsum consulting contracts will be considered to simplify TA administration and improve operational efficiency. Disbursements under the TA will be in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). For the areas of social and environmental safeguards, program coordination, knowledge and resource speakers, and for specialized technical requirements, consultants will be engaged using the individual selection method and output-based partial lump sum contracts. The consultants will consist of energy sector specialists as primary experts, and financial, economic, legal, gender, social, environmental, climate expertise, and other experts as required

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Lee, Hyunjung
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
01 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
24 Mar 2021

Funding

TA 9600-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Oct 2018 - 01 Oct 2018 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
5,000,000.00 6,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11,250,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
29 Feb 2024 8,569,664.86

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
GRP Scoping: Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GRP Scoping: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GRP Scoping: Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
BESS Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
BESS Regulation and Energy Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Urban Lighting Survey, Database and Policy Recommendations Firm - Consulting Closed
Development and Scaling-Up ESCOs in Viet Nam Firm - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Geothermal Expert/Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Mechanical/Thermal Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Consultant, SEECP Individual - Consulting Closed
SEECP Energy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM: Energy Efficiency Sector Development Program (EE SDP) Firm - Consulting Closed
SEECP: Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
SEECP: Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Policy and Regulatory Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Reservoir Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Geothermal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM NSPP: Senior Evaluation Expert – Energy Policy Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Geothermal Expert/Geologist Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Community Development Expert/Social Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Geothermal Mechanical/Thermal Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: Drilling Engineer/Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed
INO GPGP: National Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM PDP: Senior Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed
GPGP: National Drilling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
GPGP: National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Subsurface Expert (Development Geologist) Individual - Consulting Closed
Communication Program on ADB Energy Projects in Viet Nam Firm - Consulting Closed
Urban lighting technical standards and regulation Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social/Resettlement Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
National Stakeholder Engagement Expert - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Viet Nam ASR: National Energy Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GPGP - National Drilling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Viet Nam Smart and Energy Efficient City Project (SEECP) Firm - Consulting Closed
Gender and Social Development Specialist, National Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM: GRP, Natl Social Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Regional Coordinator TRM Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Distribution Automation Expert - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Climate Change Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Installation of 10 km of 230 kV Underground Cable Individual - Consulting Closed
Installation of 10 km of 230 kV Underground Cable Individual - Consulting Closed
Installation of 10 km of 230 kV Underground Cable Individual - Consulting Closed
Local Resource Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Economist / Finance Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
International Gender Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social/Resettlement Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Stakeholder Engagement Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
International Social/Resettlement Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
International Environment Specialist - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Distribution Design Engineer - AREP Individual - Consulting Closed
Battery Storage System Design Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
GPGP - National Power Plant and SAGS Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
GPGP - National Subsurface Expert/Geologist Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM: GRP, Environmental Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM: GRP, Intl Social Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
CAM: GRP, National Environment Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement Specialist - CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy Economist - CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
Transmission and Substation Specialist - CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Analysis Specialist - CAM GRP Individual - Consulting Closed
ETrikes PCR Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Development of Six City/Provincial Action Plans in 2019 - 2025 Firm - Consulting Closed
GPGP - Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
International Renewable Energy Support Expert - RE Tariff Individual - Consulting Closed
International Senior Energy Economist - RE Tariff Individual - Consulting Closed
National Energy Expert for DEESD component Individual - Consulting Closed
National Energy Expert for EREA component Individual - Consulting Closed
Green Banking Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Energy Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Green Banking and Financing Facility Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Senior Energy Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Energy Policy Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed
INDONESIA GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION PROJECT: International Mechanical/Thermal Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
VIE: Smart and Efficient Lighting Project (SELP) Firm - Consulting Closed
INDONESIA GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION PROJECT: National Communication Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
INDONESIA GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION PROJECT: National Geothermal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Clean Energy Regional Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Indonesia Geothermal Power Generation Project: National Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Indonesia Geothermal Power Generation Project: International Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Geothermal Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender and Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Drilling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Renewable Energy Integration Support (Battery Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Forecasting) Firm - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Development Plan Firm - Consulting Closed
Energy Program Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
International Electric Vehicle Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9600 12 Jul 2023 Vietnam Technology Solutions Joint Stock Company (VIET NAM) | Ba Trieu, Hanoi, Vietnam Asian Development Bank 136,750.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9600 27 Jun 2023 Pioneer International Consulting Pte. Ltd. (SINGAPORE) in association with Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF-Hong Duc) (VIET NAM) | 16 Raffles Quay, 32-05 Hong Leong Building, Singapore Asian Development Bank 123,876.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 9600 23 Dec 2021 Pricewaterhousecoopers Pvt. Ltd. (INDIA) in association with Pricewaterhousecoopers (CAMBODIA) | 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor, Road No.10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India Asian Development Bank 699,811.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9600 29 May 2020 Pricewaterhousecoopers Pvt. Ltd. (IND)(INDIA) in association with Energy Conservation Research & Development Center(VIET NAM,SOC REP OF) | 8-2-624/A/1, 4th Floor, Road No.10, Banj Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500 034 India Asian Development Bank 1,295,842.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9600 19 Dec 2019 Vietnam Technology Solutions Joint Stock Company(VIET NAM,SOC REP OF) | Ba Trieu Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia, Hanoi Viet Nam Asian Development Bank 139,860.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9600 17 Jun 2019 INTELLIGENT ENERGY SYSTEMS PTY LTD (AUSTRALIA) in association with DIgSILENT Pacific () | LEVEL 2, 10-12 CLARKE STREET, CROWS NEST 2065 SYDNEY, NSW , AUSTRALIA Asian Development Bank 1,159,369.00
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9600 18 Jun 2019 GOPA - INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSULTANTS GMBH (GERMANY) in association with CENER CENTRO NACIONAL DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES (SPAIN) | LEOPOLDSWEG 2 BAD HOMBURG V. D. H. 61348 Asian Development Bank 599,300.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.