Solar Power Development Project

Solomon Islands: Solar Power Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48346-002

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Government of Solomon Islands and Solomon Power to convert electricity networks in five provinces almost entirely to solar power. The project will reduce the need for costly shipments of diesel to the provincial centers.

LATEST PROJECT DOCUMENTS

Title Date
Project Agreement for Grants 0514 and 0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Feb 2017
Grant Agreement (Strategic Climate Fund) for Grant 0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Jan 2017
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0514-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Jan 2017
Project Name Solar Power Development Project
Project Number 48346-002
Country Solomon Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0514-SOL: Solar Power Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 2.24
million
Grant 0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project
Strategic Climate Fund US$ 6.20
million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy /
Renewable energy generation – solar
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Utilization of renewable energy has increased
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Supply of reliable, cleaner electricity from renewable energy sources
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs 1. Grid-connected solar power plant put into operation by SIEA

3. PMU renders efficient project management services

2. Business conditions created for private sector investment in solar home systems

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Land acquisition activities ongoing.

Procurement for main EPC contract ongoing. Bidding documents advertised 15 August 2017.

PMU established.

Geographical Location Kirakira, Lata, Maluu, Munda, Tulaghi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Maxwell, Anthony
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport, Energy and Natural Resources Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification
P.O Box G37,
HONIARA, Solomon Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Nov 2014
Fact Finding 07 Mar 2016
to 18 Mar 2016
MRM 17 May 2016
Approval 21 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2017

Grant 0514-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2016 19 Jan 2017 05 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2021
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 9.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 2.24 21 Nov 2016 0.13 0.00 6%
Counterpart 6.76 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Nov 2016 0.04 0.00 2%

Grant 0515-SOL

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Nov 2016 19 Jan 2017 05 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2021
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 21 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 6.20 21 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

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Title Document Type Document Date
Project Agreement for Grants 0514 and 0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Project/Program Agreements Feb 2017
Grant Agreement (Special Operations) for Grant 0514-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Grant Agreement Jan 2017
Grant Agreement (Strategic Climate Fund) for Grant 0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project Grant Agreement Jan 2017
Solar Power Development Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2016
Solar Power Development Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2016
Solar Power Development Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2016
Solar Power Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2016

SAFEGUARD DOCUMENTS See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Solar Power Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2016
Solar Power Development Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016

EVALUATION DOCUMENTS See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

None currently available.

Please contact Droumand Rupert on telephone number 39467 or by email (Droumand.Rupert@solomonpower.com.s), for the Role Statements of these positions to assist you in your applications. Your application must include; (i) a covering letter (ii) updated CV detailing your qualifications, relevant work experiences and referee details (iii) certified copies of certificates of your academic qualifications and/or professional trainings.

All applications must be addressed to: Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Solomon Power, P O Box 6, HONIARA. You can submit your application either in hard copy, which you can drop off at the Solomon Power Ranadi Office or by soft copy through the restricted email: recruitment@solomonpower.com.sb. Applications close at 4.30pm, on Friday 13th April, 2018.

Solomon Power thanks all applicants, and wishes to advice that only those who satisfy the Key Selection Criteria and are shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Therefore we will not be formally replying to all applications.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB’s decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy StatementOperations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

22 Nov 2016 | News Release

ADB Approves $15.2 Million Solar Project for Solomon Islands

ADB today approved financing to support the Government of Solomon Islands and Solomon Power to convert electricity networks in five provinces almost entirely to solar power.

TENDERS

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Grant 0514-0515-SOL: Solar Power Development Project [W01] Invitation for Bids Closed 18 Aug 2017 18 Oct 2017

CONTRACTS AWARDED

No contracts awarded for this project were found

PROCUREMENT PLAN

Title Document Type Document Date
Solar Power Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Sep 2016