Sustainable Energy Sector Development Program (formerly Clean Energy Development Project) (ADB-56023-001)

  • Papua New Guinea
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Oct 1, 2024
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 Papua New Guinea - Ministry of State Enterprises
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 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)
$ 110.00 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 Mar 3, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Jan 2, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the Sustainable Energy Sector Development Program will support the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in enhancing the adequacy and financial sustainability of low-carbon electricity supply for the country. It combines a programmatic approach of policy-based lending with a project investment component under two subprograms, one in 2024 ($100 million) and another in 2026 ($200 million). The policy component will support PNG's government in creating an enabling policy framework to restore the sustainability of the sector, turning around the national utility PNG Power Limited (PPL)'s performance, and increasing private sector participation to deliver clean, affordable, and reliable power. The reforms will be focused on: (i) transitioning to a low-carbon electricity supply, (ii) restoring the sector's financial sustainability, (iii) strengthening the PPL's operational capabilities, and (iv) enabling more efficient private sector participation in the sector. The project component will focus on urgent network repairs and revenue generating measures.

Investment Description
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The first subprogram of the SDP is estimated to cost $110 million (Table 1). ADB will provide a regular loan of $100 million, of which $50 million will be in the form of budget support as the policy-based component. The remaining
$50 million will be used to finance goods, equipment, and consulting services for PPL’s urgent grid repairs and upgrades. The government will finance duties and taxes of $5 million as part of its counterpart funding (noncash contribution). PNG Power Ltd. (PPL) will also provide $5 million in the form of in-kind contribution as its workforce implements infrastructure replacements.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - PNG Power Limited Investor -

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