Detalles del proyecto

Visión general

Título del Proyecto

Unlocking Innovation for Development - EE THAI 1 Energy Efficiency in Phuket (Buildings and Streetlights)

Programa País / Plan de Acción
Tender / Procurement notice
22 ene 2020


22 enero 2020

Fecha limite

2 febrero 2020


75 000 USD

Tipo de aprovisionamiento

Consultores individuales


49242-001 Package EE THAI 1 Energy Efficiency in Phuket (Buildings and Streetlights)

Agencia de Financiación

ADB - Banco Asiático de Desarrollo

Duración estimada

3 meses



Date Published: 22-Jan-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 02-Feb-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time

Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Source International
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Unlocking Innovation for Development

Package Number EE THAI 1

Package Name Energy Efficiency in Phuket (Buildings and Streetlights)

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 3 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 80,000

Budget Type Maximum

Approval Number 9017
Approval Date 09-Dec-2015
Estimated Short-listing Date 27-Jan-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 03-Feb-2020
Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known

Country of assignment Thailand

Contact Information

Project Officer Susann Roth
Designation Principal Knowledge Sharing and Services Specialist
Asian Development Bank


Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency Daniela Schmidt

Cost Estimate

Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc.68,343
Contingency 6,657



Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise Energy Efficiency
Expertise Group Engineering
Consultant Source International
TOR Keywords Energy efficiency and renewable energy

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Government of Thailand has set ambitious targets for electricity savings in three major economic
sectors: residential, commercial and public services, and industry sector. By focusing on energy
efficiency, the country aims to build a globally competitive green growth economy that reduces carbon
emissions and creates well-paying, skilled employment opportunities that are not easily outsourced to
other countries.

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), Thailand’s state-owned electricity distribution utility
under the Ministry of Interior, is responsible to distribute and sell electricity to business and
industrial sectors, and general public in Thailand. The PEA’s transmission and distribution network
covers 74 provinces not including Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samut. In 2018, the PEA supplied 134,668 GWh
to 19.13 million customers of which 17.1 million are residential and 1.7 million are commercial.

The PEA is well positioned to be a leader in supporting Thailand’s economy to produce more with less
energy and enabling consumers to reduce their cost of electricity consumption. A large-scale smart
energy and energy efficiency program can yield measurable, meaningful peak demand savings and improve
the reliability of the electric power systems that serves Thailand’s economy and communities.

Extensive research shows that the electricity generation and distribution utility sector is changing.
Utilities are adapting their business model to new technologies and business processes. They commence
offering services and programs to their customers which are diversified from their traditional
activities of selling exclusively kilowatt-hours.

The PEA’s objective is to transform into a Digital Utility by end-2023 to become one of ASEAN’s leading
state-owned enterprises by 2027. The organization aims to provide efficient and reliable electricity
services for quality of life, sustainability of economy and society. The utility’s strategic plan
foresees investments to expand PEA’s scope of business to behind the meter services and employ digital
data and technology to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

The PEA requested support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in designing an innovative private-
public partnership approach to implement a nationwide energy savings in buildings program that is
mutually beneficial to all stakeholders in Thailand.

The program will be mutually beneficial to all stakeholders in Thailand and would meet five economic

1) Ease of participation: All customers can invest in guaranteed energy savings through streamlined
processes and with the option for no upfront costs or lump sums;
2) Shared energy saving benefits: The program will generate a net income for the PEA to contribute to
utility fixed and operating costs while reducing costs for PEA’s consumers;
3) Self-sustaining: The program will cover its full costs without additional subsidies by repaying for
its investment through an on-bill energy management service charge and a guaranteed cost sharing model;
4) Reduce greenhouse gases: The program will help the PEA and their consumers to contribute and play a
critical role to Thailand’s emissions reduction goals;
5) Economic development: The program will contribute to creating new economic opportunities and
employment in manufacturing, installing and innovating energy efficiency technologies.

ADB Support

In addition to selling kilowatt-hours to customers, PEA aims to build a new revenue generating business
of providing energy services to its customers. In its initial phase, PEA will offer energy efficiency
products and services to residential, commercial, and public customers focused on buildings and street
lighting. ADB will support the PEA with the design of a utility energy efficiency services model to
scale the implementation of energy efficiency solutions in Thailand.

PEA’s new energy efficiency services business model provides that the utility pays for energy efficiency
upgrades, only to be repaid through a monthly charge on the recipient utility bill. On-bill financing is
an exciting opportunity to expand energy efficiency efforts for residential, commercial and public
buildings, and street lighting. Cities, residents, and businesses can benefit from energy savings with
not upfront investment and burden on budget. At the same time, the PEA will generate a new, diversified,
and stable revenue stream by providing its customers with smart energy and energy efficiency services.

PEA will leverage its existing relationship with customers (marketing, funding, billing) and manage the
delivery of energy efficiency solutions in residential, commercial and public buildings, and for street
lighting. The PEA will partner with third-party providers (accredited ESCOs, product manufacturers and
suppliers) to enable efficient and focused service delivery.

Pilot-Test Locations

Phuket City and Khon Kaen City confirmed their interest to be involved as initial pilot locations to
design and implement the energy efficiency services business. The two cities are part of the seven model
smart cities chosen by the government of Thailand and included in the 12th national social and economic
plan 2017-2021.

ADB’s support provided to PEA in designing and implementing its energy efficiency services business will
be highly beneficial in establishing Phuket City and Khon Kaen City as regional and global model for
energy efficient smart and sustainable cities.

Smart (Digital) Solutions for Energy Efficient Management

Although retrofitting a significant number of the existing building and lighting stock as a stand-alone
measure would already produce significant energy savings and emissions reductions, PEA wants to offer
cities, residential, commercial, and public customers a more comprehensive solution. Advances in
information and communication technology demonstrate that the impact of energy efficient retrofitting
for buildings and street lighting can be amplified through connected networks.

Moreover, the growth and increased accessibility of real-time energy monitoring will play a significant
role in enhancing PEA’s monitoring and verification strategy. Measuring energy consumed before and after
an energy efficiency upgrade to quantify the actual energy saved from a project will be critical to PEA
and its customers as it justifies savings achieved and repayment.

A sophisticated management platform to allow for state-of-the art analytics will enable PEA and the
cities to visualize, analyze, and store performance data of all lights and energy consuming equipment
connected to the system. This means that PEA can manage, measure, and verify the performance of energy
efficiency products remotely and in a much more efficient way than the conventional method relying on
manual oversight. This approach to digital energy management, which will involve installing sensors at
the end-use of specific equipment, allows PEA to transparently record energy consumption and savings in
real-time. It also provides direct benefits to maintenance by allowing for real-time detection of faulty
equipment and light and ability to dim or switch-off individual equipment and luminaires with precision,
resulting in more energy savings.

In addition, real-time data gathered from the smart connected energy efficient equipment and lighting
management platform will be linked with other data gathered by sensors from different city departments
and turns into more understandable information to be shared on a single “smart city operation center
dashboard”. The information can then also be incorporated by the City of Phuket and Khon Kaen in
planning, budgeting, and decision-making processes for additional smart city services for its residents
and businesses.

ADB in collaboration with PEA will issue a call for proposal for the design and installation of smart
management system. The contract would also include validation tests and training to the operators
including PEA and the two cities.

Scope of Work

An essential step for the utility in developing and implementing its energy efficiency services business
is to identify a standard package of energy efficiency measures and appliances that can be offered to
end-consumers with the objective to achieve high savings impact while recuperating investment cost by
the utility within a relatively short period of time. The consultant will be responsible to undertake
energy audits and identify appropriate energy efficiency measures for a sample building stock which is
representative to scale the intervention measures gradually nationwide.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

The consultant is expected to have her/his own laptop to perform the tasks assigned by ADB. The
consultant will report to ADB's Project Officer in the Energy Division. The consultant shares the data,
calculations, and models with PEA and the ADB project team.

The number of person-months of the consultant may be extended based on satisfactory performance and/or
other factors as determined by ADB. There will be a probation period of the first 1 month of the
consultants’ contract. At the completion of the probation period the consultant’s performance will be
assessed by ADB following ADB consultant evaluation methodology. Should the consultant’s performance be
found less than satisfactory in result of this assessment, the contract will be terminated at no cost or
liability to ADB.

The Energy Efficiency Expert will work on an intermittent basis for 2 person-months (with the option for
extension) from 20 January 2020 to 31 March 2020. The expert is required to work closely with other
individual consultants forming part of the consulting team, staff from PEA, and the team from ADB. The
Energy Efficiency Expert (Buildings and Streetlights) will focus on the following tasks:

1) Work closely with the other experts engaged by ADB for the same project, PEA staff and other
stakeholders to successfully implement the tasks and design a sustainable utility energy efficiency
services business model for PEA
2) Identify and define common energy consumption/waste patterns design and parameters typical for
residential, commercial, public buildings and streetlights in the pilot locations and Thailand in general
3) Undertake detailed energy audits for a sample of residential, commercial, public buildings, and
streetlights in the pilot locations
4) Analyze the typical energy savings potential for overall and segmented building stock, and
streetlights within the pilot locations and for nationwide roll-out
5) Identify a large variety of suitable energy efficiency measures for residential, commercial, public
buildings, and streetlights; measures should expand beyond lighting, refrigeration, air conditioning and
cooling systems to measures that improve building envelopes requiring minor renovation efforts
6) For each of the energy efficiency measures identify the following parameters: ease of installation
(intrusiveness), quantification of electricity and thermal energy savings, investment cost, operation
and maintenance cost, other value chain related aspects and cost such as sourcing, supplier warranty,
disposal, ease of availability, and other relevant criteria
7) Select most appropriate energy efficiency products for each building class and streetlight (and
considering the energy audits will not be repeated for every retrofit)
8) Recommend feasible solutions (and providers) for PEA to implement a smart system for remote energy auditing
9) Demonstrate flexibility in taking on other tasks as they may be required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The Energy Efficiency Expert should preferably have university degree, ideally a master’s degree in
electrical engineering or a closely related field, with a minimum 8 years relevant professional
experience in energy auditing of buildings (residential and commercial). The expert should demonstrate
practical experience undertaking energy audits of buildings and designing and implementing a variety of
innovative yet commercially viable energy efficiency measures and applications. Knowledge of working
within the electricity distribution context and vast experience working with energy efficiency appliance
manufacturers and suppliers to implement energy efficiency programs is preferred. Ideally, the expert
can also demonstrate prior work experience in Thailand, or the Southeast Asia region.

Highly motivated, flexible and dynamic individuals that can think “out-of-the box” and are determined to
support PEA in developing a successful business model are preferred.

Minimum General Experience 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 8 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Intermittent
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5 Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Home Office, Other 5 03-Feb-2020 07-Feb-2020
Other City, Thailand 24 10-Feb-2020 12-Mar-2020 Khon Kaen
Home Office, Other 10 13-Mar-2020 26-Mar-2020
Other City, Thailand 12 27-Mar-2020 13-Apr-2020 Khon Kaen
Home Office, Other 4 14-Apr-2020 17-Apr-2020

Total 55

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