The project comprises the design, construction, commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 135 megawatt (MW) (direct current) ground-mounted, solar power plant with single axis tracking system (along with associated infrastructure) and grid integration for further electricity sale per a fixed tariff. The project site is in southeastern Kazakhstan, about 3 kilometers (km) south of the town of Shu in the Jambyl Region and will cover 500 hectares. The main project components will include approximately photovoltaic panels, inverters, a substation and a 12 km 220 kilovolts (kV) transmission line to the existing 500kV substation. The total annual output from the project is expected to be 207 gigawatt-hours.
|Project Name||Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project|
|Borrower/Company||M-KAT Green Limited Liability Partnership
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - solar
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 1|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pocheim, Wolfgang|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Access Infra Central Asia
Eren Groupe SA
Total Eren SA
|Description||The project comprises the design, construction, commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of a 135 megawatt (MW) (direct current) ground-mounted, solar power plant with single axis tracking system (along with associated infrastructure) and grid integration for further electricity sale per a fixed tariff. The project site is in southeastern Kazakhstan, about 3 kilometers (km) south of the town of Shu in the Jambyl Region and will cover 500 hectares. The main project components will include approximately photovoltaic panels, inverters, a substation and a 12 km 220 kilovolts (kV) transmission line to the existing 500kV substation. The total annual output from the project is expected to be 207 gigawatt-hours.|
|Objectives and Scope||ADB's proposed assistance will also have a demonstration effect on other developers and sponsors, thereby helping establish the viability of solar power projects in a country with an emerging solar power sector. ADB's local currency support appropriate for projects of this nature that generate local currency denominated revenues will strengthen the momentum towards long-term local currency financing of renewable energy assets. ADB's assistance will ensure that the project is developed with high environmental and social standards.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030, which includes tackling climate change and enhancing environmental sustainability as among the key operational priorities. ADB's support for the project is also in line with its country partnership strategy for Kazakhstan, 2017 2021, as the project will help foster sustainable green growth in response to climate change by promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and support private sector operations in clean and renewable energy. ADB's Energy Policy emphasizes investments in renewable energy projects, private sector participation, and wider access to energy. The project complements the recently approved Samruk-Energy Restructuring and Transformation Project, which has a focus on developing a renewable energy pipeline in the country. This ADB loan will be counted as climate financing and will help achieve ADB's annual climate finance target of $6 billion by 2020.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||An initial environmental examination report has been prepared by an independent consultant. The potential environmental impacts noise, vibration, dust, waste generation, ground contamination, and soil erosion are generally associated with construction activities. These impacts are generally site-specific and short-term and can be effectively managed by implementing good engineering, construction, and housekeeping practices as well as preventive and control measures reflected in the World Bank Group's Environmental, Health, and Safety General Guidelines, as detailed in the site-specific environmental management plans. Occupational health and safety risks will be mitigated through the development of a health and safety plan that will include routine training, monitoring, and the provision of personal protective equipment. Environmental and occupational health and safety provisions, consistent with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement requirements, will be incorporated into the contractor agreements. The sponsor is required to submit a safeguards and social monitoring report on an annual basis that will include information on the project's environmental and social aspects.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||No involuntary resettlement resulted from its activities.|
|Indigenous Peoples||No impact on indigenous peoples resulted from its activities.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||10 Sep 2018|
|Credit Committee Meeting||23 Nov 2018|
|Approval||14 Jan 2019|
|Last PDS Update||15 Jan 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2018|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project: Social Compliance Audit Report||Environment and Social Compliance Audit Reports||Sep 2018|
|Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project: Stakeholder Engagement Plan||Environmental Assessment and Measures||Aug 2018|
|Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project: Initial Environmental Examination||Initial Environmental Examination||Jul 2018|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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