Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy (ADB-48003-001)

  • China
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Specific Location
Qingdao City
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 4, 2014
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Government of the People's Republic of China, Qingdao Municipal Development & Reform Commission
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 15, 2017

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the proposed Qingdao Smart Low-Carbon District Energy Project will demonstrate one of the first coal-free district energy (heating and cooling) systems in the People's Republic of China's (PRC). Instead of coal, the project will use a mix of cleaner and renewable heat sources such as natural gas, waste heat recovery, and solar thermal. It will also demonstrate highly energy efficient low temperature district energy networks with computerized demand-side load management system in Lilun District in Qingdao City. The cleaner source of heat combined with highly energy efficient district energy system will reduce emission of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants in Qingdao City.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Oi, Teruhisa
East Asia Department
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