Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Feb 16, 2023
Disclosed by Bank Dec 6, 2022
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According to ADB, The proposed knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to help Bhutan diversify renewable sources and promote energy transition to more resilient energy systems with novel technologies, new approaches, and concrete strategies. Bhutan's energy is dependent on mono-resource of hydropower, export revenues of which sustain the national economy and the government's revenues. This suggests that Bhutan is vulnerable to any impacts on hydropower resources due to climate change. To alleviate concerns on energy security and aftereffects, it is necessary to push for the diversification of energy resources. Hence, the TA will support the development of schemes for rooftop solar and floating solar, and the relevant knowledge enhancement among the stakeholders. The studies will assess the resource and technical design requirements, viability, business models, safeguards, and relevant regulation and policy formation on alternative energy resources.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ogino, Kaoru|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, SARD|
|Executing Agencies||Department of EnergyMinistry of Economic Affairs|
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