Sengor Micro Hydro project

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2013, Bhutan
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
11/2009
Completion Date:
11/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Sengor Micro Hydro project
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2013, Bhutan
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2009
Planned End Date: 11/2009
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNDP; GEF
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area:
Project Type:
GEF Phase: GEF-null
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: BHUTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Need properly researched and clear logic designs
2 Need strong policy linkages
3 Pilot projects must be replicable if successful
4 Community mobilization cannot be assumed
5 Community colateral fund is promising but needs ongoing support
6 Strategic load growth and peak load management needed
7 Micro Hydro Potential Study and mobilization of donors needed.
1. Recommendation: Need properly researched and clear logic designs
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2009/12/03]

Ensure proper research is done before designing a project proposal and ensure that the project design is in line with the RGoB plan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Need to do proper research and come up with a clear logical design in future projects
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/01/20]
DoE and UNDP 2010/01 Completed Department of Energy briefed on the importance of proper research before designing project proposals and ensuring that it is inline with the government's plans
2. Recommendation: Need strong policy linkages
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Advice DoE on the need to formulate a strong MH policy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Need a strong MHP policy
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/12/29]
DoE 2010/12 Completed A comprehensive draft RE policy has been developed and has relevant MHP components incorporated in it.
3. Recommendation: Pilot projects must be replicable if successful
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Advice DOE and BPC to replicate the model in the upcoming MHP and the already existing MHP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Replicate the Sengor MHP model in the future MHP and already existing MHP
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2011/11/18]
DoE and BPC 2011/05 Completed The new MHPs in Soe and Lingzhi under Gasa Dzongkhag has been designed based on the Sengor MHP and the projects are ready to be implemented pending financial support from the government.
4. Recommendation: Community mobilization cannot be assumed
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Ensure and advice the government on the importance of surveying and documenting the prerequisites of successful community mobilization before the implementation of projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Survey or document the prerequisites of successful community mobilization
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/01/20]
UNDP and DoE 2008/01 Completed DOE advised on the importance of surveying and documenting the pre-requisites of successful community mobilization before the implementation of projects in the future
5. Recommendation: Community colateral fund is promising but needs ongoing support
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Resource mobilization and support the DoE in identifying and building the capacity of the community

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify through community consultation the possible income generating activities
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/12/29]
DoE 2010/12 Completed Although income generating activities have been identified through the project, there is still a requirement to encourage the communities to take up initiatives in liaison with the Mongar District Administration
Advice and if possible support the community through capacity building
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/12/29]
DoE 2010/12 Completed Various trainings conducted through the project. Need to identify more areas of support through assistance of the district adminstration
6. Recommendation: Strategic load growth and peak load management needed
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Advice DoE to utilize the well-known demand side management techniques in Sengor MHP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Utilization of well-known DSM techniques to increase summer and night time minimum electrical loads and manage peak loads to utilize currently wasted generation and T&D capacity
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2011/11/18]
DoE 2011/03 Completed Utilization of excess energy ensured through increase in domestic users (52 users in 2009 to 60 users in 2011) and establishment of income-generating activities (Milk processing unit, Poultry farm, furniture house, Basic Health Unit, Cable TV operator and a Cafeteria established by the Tourism Council of Bhutan). The total proceeds of the project have increased from Nu. 5,000 per month in 2008 to Nu.8,000 per month now. Income generating activities are expected to increase in the near future.
7. Recommendation: Micro Hydro Potential Study and mobilization of donors needed.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/03]

Advice DoE to incorporate Sengor MHP model inthe proposed ADB donor funded MH Master Plan and support resource mobilization

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that the proposed ADB donor funded Micro Hydro Master Plan proceeds incorporating local economic development using the now proven Sengor MHP model
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2010/12/29]
DoE 2010/12 Completed Lessons learnt from Sengor will be incorporated in the Master Plan
Resource mobilization to build the promising MHPs that are identified through the Micro- Hydro Master Plan
[Added: 2009/12/03] [Last Updated: 2012/04/15]
DOE 2011/12 Completed Resources (1.8 m Euros) mobilized from Govt. of Austria to construct Lingshi and Soe MHP projects in western Bhutan based on the Sengor model

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