Sri Lanka: Promoting Increased Renewable Energy Deployment, Energy Efficiency, and Power System Resilience

Sovereign Project | 55079-002

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support the (i) deployment of renewable energy, (ii) interventions to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy penetration, (iii) identification of climate resilient investments, and (iv) increase in project readiness of pipeline projects and support its implementation. The TA will also provide support innovation in project design, project sustainability and transfer capacity through specific training and skills-building activities for ensuing projects and implementation support for ongoing projects as required. Initially, the TA facility will support:

(i) Climate Resilient and Sustainable Energy Transition Project,

(ii) Additional financing for Rooftop Solar Generation Project, and

(iii) Power System Reliability Strengthening Project.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kolantharaj, Jaimes
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Sri Lanka
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Promoting Increased Renewable Energy Deployment, Energy Efficiency, and Power System Resilience
Project Number 55079-002
Country / Economy Sri Lanka
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6808-SRI: Promoting Increased Renewable Energy Deployment, Energy Efficiency, and Power System Resilience
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution - Renewable energy generation - solar

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support the (i) deployment of renewable energy, (ii) interventions to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy penetration, (iii) identification of climate resilient investments, and (iv) increase in project readiness of pipeline projects and support its implementation. The TA will also provide support innovation in project design, project sustainability and transfer capacity through specific training and skills-building activities for ensuing projects and implementation support for ongoing projects as required. Initially, the TA facility will support:

(i) Climate Resilient and Sustainable Energy Transition Project,

(ii) Additional financing for Rooftop Solar Generation Project, and

(iii) Power System Reliability Strengthening Project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Sri Lanka's energy sector performance has achieved a national electrification ratio of 99.6% (2018), up from 29% in 1990. However, the sector continues to struggle in meeting the growing demand due to high electricity generation cost emanating from increasing share of oil-fired thermal power in generation mix and inadequate level of power system reliability. The increasing share of oil-fired thermal generation poses a serious threat to the country's energy security and the environment. There is an urgent need to develop other clean energy sources in addition to hydropower, undertake loss reduction efforts, and improve the power system reliability.

The proposed TA will help the executing and implementing agencies to meet government and ADB financing requirements by supporting project preparation, improving project readiness, building capacity for implementation, and overall portfolio performance. This proposed TA will complement government agencies and build upon their strengths to develop and implement energy sector infrastructure projects in emerging areas. This TA supports the priorities of ADB Strategy 2030, namely: (i) tackling climate change; building climate and disaster resilience and enhancing environmental sustainability; (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality by supporting activities and trainings to facilitate gender sensitive workplace practices and project components in project design; and (iii) strengthening governance and institutional capacity. This TA is listed in the current Sri Lanka country operations business plan

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 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 To be selected and engaged by implementing agency and ADB - Individual consultants (international and national)
Procurement Not applicable (except for purchase of software by consultants).
Responsible ADB Officer Kolantharaj, Jaimes
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy
72 Ananada Kumaraswamy Mawatha
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Oct 2021

TA 6808-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2021 05 Nov 2021 05 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 17 Jun 2022 5,978.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 31 Mar 2022 06 Apr 2022
Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Specialist (Battery Energy Storage) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2022 11 Mar 2022
Project Support Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jan 2022 31 Jan 2022
Project Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2022

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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