Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project

Sovereign Project | 55169-002

This technical assistance will prepare a feasibility study and a detail design for 50 MW solar pilot project (preferably a CSP system) and upgrade to a closed-cycle operation from open cycle at Ahal (508 MW) and Dashoguz (254 MW). The solar pilot will also include energy storage options to improve the system reliability and integrate it with the gas power plant. Specific location of open cycle generation and a choice of solar option may change during full due-diligence. Site selection will ensure no transmission congestion.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hasnie, Sohail
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Turkmenistan
  • Sector
    • Energy
Project Name Turkmenistan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project
Project Number 55169-002
Country Turkmenistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description This technical assistance will prepare a feasibility study and a detail design for 50 MW solar pilot project (preferably a CSP system) and upgrade to a closed-cycle operation from open cycle at Ahal (508 MW) and Dashoguz (254 MW). The solar pilot will also include energy storage options to improve the system reliability and integrate it with the gas power plant. Specific location of open cycle generation and a choice of solar option may change during full due-diligence. Site selection will ensure no transmission congestion.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Turkmenistan has not been able to join this global rush for renewable energy, despite this unprecedented decline in cost and technology development, mainly because of its ready access to abundant cheap gas, and the dominance of fossil fuel in the economy. Renewable energy is not seen as a viable alternative, and is not part of any priority investment plan. Turkmenenergo, the vertically-integrated power utility, has no renewable energy power generation in operation.

With the world targeting carbon neutrality by 2050, relying on a single source of energy has exposed Turkmenistan to the risk of losing export revenues. The government has realized this challenge. The National Programme for Socio-Economic Development of Turkmenistan, 2011 2030, adopted in May 2010, aims to achieve a strong and sustainable economic growth on the basis of efficient integration of the country into the world economy, with maximum diversification of its export potential yet keeping the fuel and energy industry as the priority.

The proposed project will showcase the merits of solar power to key policy makers through its technical study tours in fossil fuel-rich countries where large scale renewable energy projects are operational, and finance a solar pilot project. It will also engage senior policy makers in a renewable energy dialogue, with a plan to develop an alternative fossil fuel-free pathway and a renewable energy roadmap.

Impact
Outcome
Outputs
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders' consultations through community meetings, discussions, and interviews will be conducted to share information about the proposed project and to get views from stakeholders on their expectations.
During Project Implementation Consultation and participation plan to be prepared during TA implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Individual international consultants will be selected through the framework agreement and individual consultant selection method. ADB will engage mutiple resource persons, and technical experts to prepare the proposed project. Here are a list of indicative individual consultants:

1. Solar PV and CSP Expert (6 person-months) ** already advertised **

2. GIS Expert for PV and CSP development (1 person-months)

3. Energy Efficiency Expert (3 person-months)

4. Thermal Power Generation Expert (4 person-months)

5. Power System Engineer (5 person-months)

6. Procurement Specialist (3 person-months)

7. Environment Safeguards Specialist (4 person-months)

8. Social Safeguards Specialist (2 person-months)

9. Gender specialist (1 person-month)

10.Economics and Finance Expert (2 person-months)

Responsible ADB Officer Hasnie, Sohail
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan
55, 2022 Str.
Ashgabat 744000
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Nov 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Solar PV and CSP Expert- Turkmenistan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Individual - Consulting Closed 18 Nov 2021 01 Dec 2021

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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