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Mongolia: Smart Energy System for Mongolia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53054-001 Status: Proposed

National Dispatching Center (NDC), the national power system operator and the owner of the existing electricity management system, finds it challenging to maintain the stability of the power grid with increasing output from fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic and wind turbines, in the grid. These constraints make it difficult for Mongolia to achieve the national renewable energy share target. In case of significant power supply and demand imbalance, the power grid could suffer from large-scale blackout. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish a smart integrated monitoring, and control energy system by adopting innovative technologies and solutions.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sakai, Atsumasa East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Sector
  • Energy
 
Project Name Smart Energy System for Mongolia
Project Number 53054-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA: Smart Energy System for Mongolia
High Level Technology Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Energy sector development and institutional reform - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description National Dispatching Center (NDC), the national power system operator and the owner of the existing electricity management system, finds it challenging to maintain the stability of the power grid with increasing output from fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic and wind turbines, in the grid. These constraints make it difficult for Mongolia to achieve the national renewable energy share target. In case of significant power supply and demand imbalance, the power grid could suffer from large-scale blackout. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish a smart integrated monitoring, and control energy system by adopting innovative technologies and solutions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of Mongolia sets its renewable energy share target as 20% by 2023 and 30% by 2030 in Mid-term National Energy Policy (2018 -2023). The target is in line with the submitted Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement to reduce national greenhouse gas emission and to adapt to the climate change impacts. To facilitate the target achievement, the government requested ADB to support the study on the grid modernization using innovative technology and solutions. ADB's Strategy 2030 supports tackling climate change and promotes innovative technology to achieve the goal. Further, because Mongolia is a vast and sparsely populated landlocked country, the country's power transmission lines generally stretch long distance, exposing the grid to stability risk. The country''s large load centers are in the north, and the best wind power resources are located in the south. Development of wind power generators with fluctuating output far from the load centers increases the risk of voltage instability.
Impact

State Energy Sector Policy 2015- 2030

Adoption of innovation and advanced technology promoted, and energy sector efficiency increased

Greenhouse gas emission reduction target achieved

Outcome Readiness for investments in smart energy system (high-level technology) increased
Outputs

Investment-ready smart energy system plan incorporating high-level technology for transmission grid developed

Capacity of the NDC to manage modern and sophisticated system enhanced

Geographical Location 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 International consulting firms as well as individual consultants will be recruited. Firms will be selected using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio to ensure quality of the complex scope, using simplified technical proposal. The estimated input will be 60 person-months of international and national consulting services over 12 months.
Responsible ADB Officer Sakai, Atsumasa
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
Government Building 14, Khan-Uul District
Chinggis Avenue, 3-r khoroo
Ulaanbaatar, 17060 Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Apr 2019
Fact Finding 10 Jun 2019 to 14 Jun 2019
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Apr 2019

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