Renewable Energy Development and Power Sector Rehabilitation Project (ADB-46044-002)

Countries
  • Samoa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Nov 15, 2013
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Borrower
Government of Samoa, Ministry of Finance
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Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 26.76 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016


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Project Description
According to ADB website, ADB is helping Samoa reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and improve energy security. The project will rehabilitate three small hydropower plants on Upolu and construct three new hydropower plants on Upolu and Savai’i. It will provide training to the Electric Power Corporation on operation and maintenance. The project is expected to save about 3.6 million liters of diesel per year. The project will support the government's policy to increase power generation from renewable sources, rehabilitate damage to the power sector caused by a major cyclone, and increase the power sector's resilience to future natural disasters. It will rehabilitate three small hydropower plants (SHPs) on Upolu and construct three new SHPs on Upolu and Savai'i. The project will also provide training to the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) on operation and maintenance (O&M;) of the SHPs for up to two years after plant commissioning. The project will result in greater energy security and sustainability for Samoa.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Melei, Maria Pacific Department, ADB No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Executing Agency: Ministry of Finance Email Address: V-TAGILIMA@TREASURY.GOV.WS Private Bag, Apia, Samoa ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main