Sector: Energy and Power

Client: Power Cell Government of Bangladesh Asian Development Bank

Country: Bangladesh

Description of Project:

Power Cell under Power Division of Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources is assigned the responsibility of conducting due diligence on Tranche 3 of the Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With supports of ADB, Power Cell has recruited e.Gen Consultants Ltd. as Tranche 3 preparation consulting firm in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Deliverable Plan:

  1. Inception Report including:
  • Review the overall work scope and requirements
  • Assess the power sector performance and issues in terms of clean energy
  • Design engineering, social, and environmental survey
  • Adjust detailed schedule and staffing requirements

2. Interim Report including:

  • Review the Government’s energy efficiency/clean energy priorities
  • Review other development partners’ clean energy operation plans for Bangladesh power sector
  • Review clean energy plans and activities of the Government and power sector entities
  • Submit initial sector assessment report and medium term investment requirements for power sector expansion and clean energy development
  • Identify candidate components for consideration of ADB financing under the ensuing project

3. Draft Final Report including:

  • Prepare scope and cost estimates of the ensuing project
  • Justify rationale of the project components
  • Prepare financing plans and debt sustainability study
  • Propose implementation arrangements
  • Prepare procurement capacity assessments of implementing agencies
  • Develop implementation schedule and procurement plan
  • Conduct economic and financial analysis
  • Prepare socioeconomic profile, RPs and IPDPs
  • Prepare IEE reports and EIA reports
  • Recommend policy actions to improve power supply efficiency and clean energy development

4. Final Report.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

e.Gen is managing its team of consultants to carry out the following tasks:

  • Identify potential sub projects and prioritize them;
  • Conduct feasibility assessment on those prioritized sub projects in consultation with the government and ADB;
  • Prepare cost estimates, implementation schedules, contracting and implementation arrangements and identify suitable procurement packages;
  • Prepare procurement capacity assessments of the implementing agencies;
  • Prepare environmental impact assessment (EIA) or initial environmental examination (IEE) as appropriate, and involuntary resettlement plan (RP) and indigenous people’s plan (IPP), as well as Summary of Poverty Reduction and Social Strategy (SPRSS);
  • Prepare risk management plan;
  • Recommend policy, investment, and capacity building and institutional needs in relation to power sector development;
  • Assist the ADB project team and the government in preparing relevant sections of the Periodic Financing Request Report (PFR) to the ADB Management and
  • Preparing interim and final reports on the preparation.

As requested by the client during inception phase, to conduct due diligence on two loans:

  1. Tranche 3 of Bangladesh Power System Expansion and Efficiency Improvement Investment Program
  2. Loan 2016: Bangladesh Power System Enhancement and Efficiency Improvement Project

Project Components and Indicative Financing Arrangement of Tranche 3:

  • Ashuganj 400MW Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • PGCB: 132 kV Transmission Line and Substations in Chittagong Division
  • REB: Prepayment e-Metering in Dhaka Division

Project Components and Indicative Financing Arrangement of Loan 2016:

  • PGCB: National Grid 3 sub project
  • DESCO: Prepayment Metering and SCADA System in Dhaka City
  • Prepayment Metering Project for DPDC
  • Rehabilitation and Intensification of Distribution system in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet (REB)