Tonga Renewable Energy Project under the Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Investment Program (GCF-FP090)

Countries
  • Tonga
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Oct 1, 2018
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Borrower
Asian Development Bank, Government of Tonga
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 29.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 53.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Feb 21, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the impact of the project will be a transformational shift away from the traditional reliance on fossil fuels toward a greater emphasis on climate-resilient renewable energy systems coupled with battery energy storage system (BESS) and reduced GHG emissions as well as promotion of more private section investments into renewable energy development.

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Co-Financing

  • Tonga Power Limited Grant USD 3.0 m
  • Government of Australia Grant USD 2.5 m
  • Asian Development Bank Grant USD 12.2 m
  • Government of Tonga   USD 5.6 m
Contact Information

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mr. Saad Paracha Tel: +63-2-632-4474
Mr. Christian Ellermann Tel: +63-2-632-4564

NDA/FP in Tonga
Ministry for Metereology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
Mr. Paula Pouvalu Ma’u
paulm@mic.gov.to
Work: +676 28170

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