Preparing Renewable Energy for Climate Resilience (ADB-54142-002)

  • Bhutan
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 18, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Bhutan
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.75 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Dec 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 18, 2020

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Project Description
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This project will prepare the Bhutan Renewable Energy for Climate Resilience Project with the following outputs: (i) construction of two solar PV power plants located in central-west Bhutan with a total capacity of 48-megawatt peak (MWp), (ii) construction of one wind power plant located in western Bhutan with a total capacity of 23 MW, and (iii) respective transmission lines for grid connection. This will be the first step to diversify the generation portfolio of Bhutan's hydropower dominated energy sector.

In addition, this project will strengthen the EA's institutional capacity on solar and wind power project design, financial evaluation, implementation, operation, renewables grid integration, and environment safeguard monitoring. The proposed project will support an awareness campaign on the benefits of efficient and safe electricity use conducted with project affected people with a special focus on women participation. It will also promote renewable energy by incorporating and implementing a training program into the schools' science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum with special attention to training female students. The following areas will be explored during the project preparation: (i) women's employment during project construction and operation, (ii) supporting students with a special focus on females from educational institutions in STEM curriculum by organizing extracurricular learning and/or special lecture in whole project cycle of the proposed project to foster understanding of non-hydro renewables, and (iii) gender inclusive local community participation to foster understanding of the project by organizing study tours to the project sites.


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Meindl, Christoph (Project Officer)

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