Promoting Utility Scale Power Generation from Wing Energy

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
12/2017
Completion Date:
12/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
33,000

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Title Promoting Utility Scale Power Generation from Wing Energy
Atlas Project Number: 00087045
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2017
Planned End Date: 12/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
Evaluation Budget(US $): 33,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 14,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Ron Mukanya Independent International Consultant
Dr. Babiker Abdalla Ibrahim Independent National Consultant
Ron Mukanya Independent International Consultant ronald.mukanya@gmail.com
Dr. Babiker Abdalla Ibrahim Independent National Consultant babdalla.ibrahim@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Promoting Utility Scale Power Generation from Wing Energy
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4745
PIMS Number: 4726
Key Stakeholders: Project manager and team, UNDP CO, external consultant/evaluation team, government coordinators from the ministry of water resources and irrigation and electricity
Countries: SUDAN
Comments:

The MTR evaluation of the project is based on the M&E Work Plan and Budget reflected within the project document planned to take place in June 2017.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The project site needs to be preserved, protected or safe guarded from any encroachment from urban development and agricultural activities as it currently isn’t enclosed. Development doesn’t need to first encroach into the buffer zone/region of the site before a decision to protect it is made. Once people or activities start to happen within the sites boundaries, it’ll be difficult if not near impossible to move people off and efforts between all the relevant stakeholders to avoid this from happening is of paramount importance.

2

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: The establishment of the baseline project and progress on activities related to outcome 1.

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:  Resolve the slight technicalities mentioned about a standardized FiT that makes it attractive for private sector invest to enter the market at various scales.

4

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3:  Build localized skills, capacity and expertise at a national level on aspects of (1) wind energy planning; (2) wind assessment software; (3) Designing and assessing wind energy.

5

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: Apply adaptive learnings to be drawn out and that the replication plan factors the risk of changing context of Sudan and how it can be mitigated

1. Recommendation:

The project site needs to be preserved, protected or safe guarded from any encroachment from urban development and agricultural activities as it currently isn’t enclosed. Development doesn’t need to first encroach into the buffer zone/region of the site before a decision to protect it is made. Once people or activities start to happen within the sites boundaries, it’ll be difficult if not near impossible to move people off and efforts between all the relevant stakeholders to avoid this from happening is of paramount importance.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/06] [Last Updated: 2018/03/22]

The project site needs to be preserved, protected or safe guarded from any encroachment from urban development and agricultural activities as it currently isn’t enclosed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To avoid the risk of weaning demand for wind energy (and renewable in general), buildup an awareness raising on short to medium term risk aversion considerations must be done and a decision on which scope option to follow/take be done as soon as possible
[Added: 2017/12/06] [Last Updated: 2018/03/19]
Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity 2018/03 Completed The MTR evaluation report has been endorsed by the project board. The final version is posted for approval. This action plan related to the evaluation recommendations have been initiated in December 2017 and completed in January 2018. UNDP supported the learning and knowledge sharing for four project staff and stakeholders who attended a the wind energy workshop and study tour organized in Egypt (Event in Zafaran Wind Farm, December 2017). History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: The establishment of the baseline project and progress on activities related to outcome 1.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/22]

Management Response:  Called for a Project board meeting to discuss the MTR Findings and recommendations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. MWRE to continue seeking financial support for the establishment of the baseline project from local resources. 2. Consider the 4 options provided by evaluator for discussion with RTA and GEF.
[Added: 2018/03/22] [Last Updated: 2018/07/31]
UNDP and MWRE 2018/07 Completed The is MWRE negotiating with National and international companies to establish a 5 MW plant Update: Workshop conducted and the project board meeting also conducted. Discussion is underway of the possibility of using GEF resources to conduct the recommended capacity building. History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:  Resolve the slight technicalities mentioned about a standardized FiT that makes it attractive for private sector invest to enter the market at various scales.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/22]

Management Response:  recruit international consultant to review the FiT, study the context and fill the technical gaps.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recruitment of the two consultants; international and National, to address the technical issues related to FiT.
[Added: 2018/03/22] [Last Updated: 2018/07/31]
PMU (Project Management Project) 2018/07 Completed Both consultants were identified, selected and start working on the assignment. The draft report also submitted by the two consultants for comments and feedback. History
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3:  Build localized skills, capacity and expertise at a national level on aspects of (1) wind energy planning; (2) wind assessment software; (3) Designing and assessing wind energy.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/22]

Management Response: Support Sudan universities and research institutions with climate monitoring systems and modeling

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Three climate monitoring systems (wind and solar) with a data logger were provided to University of Khartoum, Ahliya University and National Energy Research Center. 2. 7 engineers were training on the use data from the loggers. 3. Licenses of wind and solar energy molding program was provided to the trained engineers.
[Added: 2018/03/22]
PMU 2018/01 Completed One project engineers was trained in Germany by the company provided the climatic data monitoring and data loggers and he trained the engineers from these entities on the use of the stations and on data analysis
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: Apply adaptive learnings to be drawn out and that the replication plan factors the risk of changing context of Sudan and how it can be mitigated

Management Response: [Added: 2018/03/22]

Management Response: risk and issues factors to be updated in the system and initiate discussion on how mitigate it for future projects design  and implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Update risk and issue factors in the Atlas 2. Discuss mitigations options with MWRE and UNDP
[Added: 2018/03/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/15]
PMU 2018/12 Completed Discussion started in the board meeting to report to the board in April on updating risks and mitigation actions. History

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