Maldives : Project Preparatory and Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Projects

Sovereign Project | 57208-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support project preparation and renewable energy related capacity building in the Maldives. The TA will also provide support to ensure project sustainability and transfer capacity through specific training and skills-building activities as required. The TA will support preparatory work of the following projects:

(i)Preparation of Accelerating Sustainable System Development Using Renewable Energy II (ASSURE II) Project, and

(ii)Preliminary studies for Green Mobility Project.

Project Details

Project Name
Project Preparatory and Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Projects
Project Number
57208-001
Country / Economy
  • Maldives
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10199-MLD: Project Preparatory and Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Projects
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Energy / Energy efficiency and conservation

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will support project preparation and renewable energy related capacity building in the Maldives. The TA will also provide support to ensure project sustainability and transfer capacity through specific training and skills-building activities as required. The TA will support preparatory work of the following projects:

(i)Preparation of Accelerating Sustainable System Development Using Renewable Energy II (ASSURE II) Project, and

(ii)Preliminary studies for Green Mobility Project.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Maldives is an archipelago composed of 1,192 small islands, with 187 inhabited, 79 leased for agricultural and/or industrial purposes, and 293 designated for tourism development . The country has a population of 515,122 people and heavily relies on tourism, contributing 26% to its GDP . Fossil fuel imports, mainly diesel fuel and LPG, meet the energy demands, accounting for about 8% to 10% of the country's GDP. The power sector consists of two utility companies operating multiple powerhouses. Diesel generation capacity of 320 MW is installed on inhabited islands, with 162 MW in the Greater Male' region and 210 MW on resort islands. Renewable energy capacity, primarily from solar PV systems, is around 53 MW, but power generation costs are high due to oversized systems and lack of power interconnection between islands.

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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Kolantharaj, Jaimes
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Energy Sector Office (SG-ENE)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Treasury)

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
23 Nov 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Nov 2023

Funding

TA 10199-MLD

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2023 12 Dec 2023 12 Dec 2023 30 Sep 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
05 Mar 2024 32,176.82

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Title Document Type Document Date
Project Preparatory and Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Projects: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2023

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
Power Sector Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Renewable Energy (Hybrid PV/Storage Minigrids) Expert Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.