Renewable Heating Demonstration in Remote Areas (ADB-54360-001)

Regions
  • East Asia and Pacific
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Mongolia
Geographic location 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
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Bank Risk Rating
U
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Oct 17, 2022
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.
Borrower
Ministry of Energy
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Climate and Environment
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.00 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 Jan 22, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Oct 17, 2022


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Project Description
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DESCRIPTION

To support a transition to cleaner heating in Mongolia, the project will develop a renewable heating system with solar thermal and ground source heat pumps to be supply heat for a community building (community center or school) in the South Gobi region of Mongolia. The project will involve a consultative process with provincial and district authorities, building users, and building managers in the design and execution of the project and will involve extensive outreach and capacity development to build awareness of the technology, including design and construction approach. The project will also support operations and maintenance of the system over two winters with continuous monitoring and capacity development.

PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY

The proposed project will demonstrate renewable energy heating system viability in a remote area of Mongolia. The project will support commissioning of the system, its operation and maintenance over two winters, and capacity development among regional leaders and heating technicians. This project will demonstrate the potential for a technology that can meet the heating demands in cold areas, be maintained even in remote regions, reduce air pollution, and contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation.

IMPACT

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced

Access to quality heat supply increased

Investment Description
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Project Officer
Cowlin, Shannon C.
East Asia Department

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