Preparing Outer Islands for Sustainable Energy Development Project - Additional Financing: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | October 2020

The project finances the replacement of inefficient diesel-based power generation grids in 160 outer islands of Maldives and in Malé with renewable-energy-ready grid systems (solar photovoltaic–battery–diesel hybrid generation), energy management systems, and upgraded distribution grids. The proposed additional financing will scale up and change the scope of the current project by (i) scaling up renewable-energy-ready grid systems in additional outer islands; (ii) introducing disaster-resilient project components and gender-inclusive livelihood activities; and (iii) accelerating the pace of reform initiatives introduced in the current project through pilot projects and policy measures.

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated October 2020 is provided for the ADB project 46122-005 in the Maldives.

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