Terminal Evaluation: Renewable energy for electricity generation - Renewable electrification of the Galapagos Islands - ERGAL

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2014, Ecuador
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2013
Completion Date:
01/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
29,297

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Title Terminal Evaluation: Renewable energy for electricity generation - Renewable electrification of the Galapagos Islands - ERGAL
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2014, Ecuador
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2015
Planned End Date: 09/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 29,297
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Humberto Rodriguez consultor COLOMBIA
Humberto Rodriguez Consultor COLOMBIA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-2
GEF Project ID: 1135
PIMS Number: 1295
Key Stakeholders: Ministerio de Electricidad y Energías Renovables, Ministerio del Ambiente, SENPLADES
Countries: ECUADOR
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 When designing ProDocs, it is important to consider the project competences because some of its expected outcomes are beyond the intervention capacities or scope of projects. For example, it is hard for the project to achieve changes in regulatory or legal frameworks, although projects can certainly promote such changes, because the final result does not depend on the project but on national organisms.
2 The modifications that are made to the Results Framework must include indicators for the results.
3 To systematize the achievements and disseminate the information that has been obtained, making them public; in order to obtain a greater impact on the project?s achievements and to make this joint effort between UNDP-GEF and MEER more visible.
4 The global environmental objectives of the projects will only be fulfilled when all related (renewable energy) projects are in operations, starting in 2017. Hence, it is very important to execute and start operations of the projects currently being developed as soon as possible
5 To continue disseminating existing information. To upload to MEER?s website the information concerning training workshops and courses and to keep ERGAL?s website or create a link in MEER?s website.
6 Report about the procedures, processes, barriers, that were followed to install the wind farm Baltra/Santa Cruz, once the farm is commissioned (Sub outcome 6.2 is pending)
7 To elaborate the Insular Energy Inventory, integrated in the General Resource Planning.
8 To coordinate with MEER to participate in a Regional Seminar to present and discuss results/lessons learned (Sub outcome 5.2 is pending)
9 To establish a fund in Elecgalapagos which would obtain resources from renewable generation to finance the sustainability of renewable projects and the widening of the renewable generation basis; and hence assuring the sustainability of the project. This is an activity that should be developed by MEER.
10 To continue and strengthen ERGAL?s achievements because this effort responds to the needs and realities of the Galapagos Islands To continue strengthening Elecgalapagos? capacity for the development and operation of renewable energy projects, and the implementation of energy efficiency.
11 To demand better capacity building for the personnel in the delivery process of the renewable energy power plants, to ensure their sustainability.
12 To provide permanent technical and financial support in order to ensure long term operational and maintenance sustainability of RE systems. Accordingly, a good option is to implement a fund in Elecgalapagos for this specific end; which would be financed through the income from renewable energy generation, as recommended in the ProDoc.
1. Recommendation: When designing ProDocs, it is important to consider the project competences because some of its expected outcomes are beyond the intervention capacities or scope of projects. For example, it is hard for the project to achieve changes in regulatory or legal frameworks, although projects can certainly promote such changes, because the final result does not depend on the project but on national organisms.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

This will be considered when designing new project documents.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To inform/remind all consultants who design project documents that the targets should be realistic. -To revise this aspect specifically when making quality control of project documents at their design stage (within UNDP).
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
UNDP CO, Environment and Energy Area. 2015/04 Completed This recomendation has been taking into acount in the design of new projects. History
2. Recommendation: The modifications that are made to the Results Framework must include indicators for the results.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

This will be considered when making new modifications to our current (and future) projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To make sure that all modifications to the Results Framework have related indicators, before approving them.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
Energy Area 2015/04 Completed The recomendation has been taking into account. History
3. Recommendation: To systematize the achievements and disseminate the information that has been obtained, making them public; in order to obtain a greater impact on the project?s achievements and to make this joint effort between UNDP-GEF and MEER more visible.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

Coordination will be initiated with MEER for results dissemination.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
-To advance in the systematization of lessons learned and good practices of the project.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
-MEER -UNDP CO, Environment and Energy Area. 2015/07 Completed Lessons learned and good practices of the project were generated. History
4. Recommendation: The global environmental objectives of the projects will only be fulfilled when all related (renewable energy) projects are in operations, starting in 2017. Hence, it is very important to execute and start operations of the projects currently being developed as soon as possible
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

UNDP CO will keep track of the development of renewable energy projects to ensure that they are complete and start operating by 2017; and that the global environmental goals of this project are met.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- To monitor advances in renewable energy projects. - To coordinate with MEER so that they can keep track of the projects as well.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
-MEER -UNDP CO, Environment and Energy Area. 2017/12 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
- To monitor advances in renewable energy projects. - To coordinate with MEER so that they can keep track of the projects as well.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
-MEER -UNDP CO, Environment and Energy Area. 2017/12 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
5. Recommendation: To continue disseminating existing information. To upload to MEER?s website the information concerning training workshops and courses and to keep ERGAL?s website or create a link in MEER?s website.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

As mentioned above, the CO will coordinate with MEER to improve information dissemination. Note that this process will also be undertaken by ELECGALAPGOS

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
n/a
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER / ELECGALAPAGOS 2015/07 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
6. Recommendation: Report about the procedures, processes, barriers, that were followed to install the wind farm Baltra/Santa Cruz, once the farm is commissioned (Sub outcome 6.2 is pending)
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

Initial reports from the Factor 4 Energy Projects GmbH as the Engineer of the Project are available, this fiscalization mechanism will continue even after the commissioning has been completed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Share official reports from Factor 4 Energy Projects GmbH with relevant stakeholders
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER /ELECGALAPAGOS 2017/12 Completed Official reports has been shared with relevant stakeholders. History
7. Recommendation: To elaborate the Insular Energy Inventory, integrated in the General Resource Planning.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

MEER will develop the study called ?Plan de Actualización y Mejoramiento del Sistema Eléctrico para la provincia de Galápagos? (Updating and improvement plan for the Electrical System for Province of Galapagos), which proposes the preparation of an Inventory of Renewable Energy Resources for Electrical Generation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To guarantee the pertinent information allowing the development of renewable energy projects in medium and short terms
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER 2016/08 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
8. Recommendation: To coordinate with MEER to participate in a Regional Seminar to present and discuss results/lessons learned (Sub outcome 5.2 is pending)
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

Opportunities to participate in Regional Seminars will be identified and discussed with MEER.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
n/a
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
UNDP CO, Environment and Energy Area. -MEER 2016/08 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
9. Recommendation: To establish a fund in Elecgalapagos which would obtain resources from renewable generation to finance the sustainability of renewable projects and the widening of the renewable generation basis; and hence assuring the sustainability of the project. This is an activity that should be developed by MEER.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

MEER as the governing body of the renewable energy politics into the country through its execution partner in Galapagos, the utility company Empresa Eléctrica Provincial Galápagos, will perform the operation and maintenance of the renewable energy projects implemented in the islands.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Based on the Regulation No. CONELEC 003/03 ? Declaración de Costos Variables de Producción (Assessment of Variable Production Costs), the utility company Empresa Eléctrica Provincial de Galápagos will set the production costs of the electrical generation plants, in order to recover the operation and maintenance values of those power plants.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER 2015/04 Completed Continuous accompaniment is provided to the local counterpart. History
10. Recommendation: To continue and strengthen ERGAL?s achievements because this effort responds to the needs and realities of the Galapagos Islands To continue strengthening Elecgalapagos? capacity for the development and operation of renewable energy projects, and the implementation of energy efficiency.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

MEER was promoting the technological transference to the staff of Elecgalápagos, which was provided by the renewable energy projects, thus ensuring the strengthening of the capabilities of this distribution utility.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During 2014, MEER with the support of the German Cooperation Agency - GIZ, finished the training program of 2 years, teaching renewable energy and energy efficiency subjects to the officers of public entities directly related with this sector
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER 2015/04 Completed Completed. History
11. Recommendation: To demand better capacity building for the personnel in the delivery process of the renewable energy power plants, to ensure their sustainability.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

MEER will turn over the responsibility about the operation and maintenance of the renewable energy power plants to the Empresa Eléctrica Provincial de Galápagos

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Based on the delegation issued by MEER, ELECGALÁPAGOS will contract and provide training to its personnel for the operation of the power plants.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER 2015/09 Completed Completed by MEER. History
12. Recommendation: To provide permanent technical and financial support in order to ensure long term operational and maintenance sustainability of RE systems. Accordingly, a good option is to implement a fund in Elecgalapagos for this specific end; which would be financed through the income from renewable energy generation, as recommended in the ProDoc.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/04/14]

MEER as the governing body of the renewable energy politics into the country through its execution partner in Galapagos, the utility company Empresa Eléctrica Provincial Galápagos, will perform the operation and maintenance of the renewable energy projects implemented in the islands.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Based on the Regulation No. CONELEC 003/03 ? Declaración de Costos Variables de Producción (Assessment of Variable Production Costs), the utility company Empresa Eléctrica Provincial de Galápagos will set the production costs of the electrical generation plants, in order to recover the operation and maintenance values of those power plants.
[Added: 2015/04/14] [Last Updated: 2019/06/18]
MEER 2015/04 Completed Completed by MEER. History

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