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People’s Republic of China: Guangdong Energy Efficiency and Environment Improvement Investment Program, Tranche 3 and Multitranche Financing Facility

About three-fourths of Guangdong’s generation capacity was coal-fired, which caused serious air pollution and acid rain. Also, ambient air quality started to fail in meeting national air quality standards. The energy intensity of Guangdong’s economy was also relatively high by international standards at 3.4 times the average of member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Improvements in energy efficiency in Guangdong were expected to lower energy consumption and the need for additional power generation capacity, thus saving energy, reducing adverse environmental impacts, relieving energy shortages, and improving energy security.

The multitranche financing facility investment program’s expected impact was an improvement in energy security and environmental conditions in Guangdong province.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Highly Successful.

India: MFF – Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 1)

Encouraged by the reforms made by the state government since 2001, especially the establishment of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission, ADB developed an investment program estimated to cost $5.3 billion (2007–2012), with ADB financing earmarked at $620 million through a multitranche financing facility (MFF) comprising six tranches over 8 years. The project included details for Tranche 1, which primarily related to the transmission segment, and Tranche 2 for the distribution segment. The project completion report described the progress made under Tranche 1. It is the subject of this validation. IED overall assessment: Successful.

India: Madhya Pradesh Power Sector Investment Program (Tranche 3)

In 2007, transmission capacity in Madhya Pradesh was inadequate as investment in the transmission network did not match increasing demand. Supply security for portions of the transmission network was significantly less than the condition where electricity supply could still be maintained in the event of an outage of major equipment. As such, the failure of a major network component could lead to severe load shedding. There was also a bottleneck in electricity delivery in Madhya Pradesh. The distribution system was characterized by high ratios of low-to-medium voltage circuit length and overloaded power transformers. It suffered from a severe capacity shortage and was incapable of providing adequate quality and reliable supply to customers. Safety was compromised in the distribution networks due to shoddy installation of equipment and inadequate maintenance practices. Distribution network losses in many areas were 40%–45%.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) country strategy and program for India in 2003–2006 focused on clean energy development in the energy sector, including run-of-the-river hydropower projects, other forms of renewable energy, rural electrification, and energy efficiency improvements.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.

Strengthening the Energy Sector Regulatory Framework: Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions. This document dated August 2015 is provided for the ADB project 44472-012 in the Federated States of Micronesia.