Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 21 Feb 2008
PDS Updated as of 24 Apr 2014

Project Name IND: GUJARAT PAGUTHAN WIND ENERGY FINANCING FACILITY (Samana Phase-I Project)
Borrower/Equity Investment Name GUJARAT PAGUTHAN ENERGY CORPORATION PRIVATE LIMITED
Country India
Project/Program Number 42902-014
Status Approved
Geographical Location Samana, Gujarat
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector and/or Subsector Classification Energy
/ Renewable Energy
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Mainstreaming Categories

Project Sponsor

Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation Private Limited (GPEC)

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
PS7277Private Sector Loan
(Fully Disbursed)
45,000
TOTAL USD 45,000

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The implementation of the environmental management plan and monitoring arrangements have minimized and mitigated the impact of environmental disturbance during construction and operation. The construction of the wind farm involved only minor civil, mechanical, and electrical works, mainly for construction of the wind tower footing, which took place in several small sites, scattered over a wide area. During operations, wind turbine generators (WTGs) do not generate gas or dust emissions. The WTGs are located in uninhabited areas, not suitable for agriculture. The construction and operation of the project did not entail any displacement (physical or economic) nor has it affected any existing structures. The project construction also did not entail any impact on indigenous people.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Separate public consultations have been carried out for the wind power project. A number of awareness camps have been conducted covering various settlements in the vicinity of the project areas to inform local communities about these projects. Local communities have demonstrated good understanding of the nature and scope of wind energy projects and have been assured that the wind farms would have no significant environmental and social impacts.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

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Objectives and Scope

IND: GUJARAT PAGUTHAN WIND ENERGY FINANCING FACILITY (Samana Phase-I Project)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The loan is consistent with ADB s India Country Partnership Strategy (CPS), which emphasizes infrastructure development, private sector participation, and renewable energy development in the country. Specifically in the power sector, policy dialogue by the South Asia Regional Department has focused on: (i) supporting sector reform and restructuring; (ii) enhancing energy efficiency and clean energy development; and (iii) promoting balanced physical infrastructure development. The ADB loan is in line with these strategies and dovetails efforts including ongoing dialogues with the Government under public sector operations. The Project has been contributing in meeting the significant energy and power shortages in the state of Gujarat. The loan is consistent with ADB s energy sector policy. It also forms a part of ADB s clean energy and environment program, which was launched in response to the communique by the Group of 8 Gleneagles Summit in July 2005. ADB s energy policy states that ADB will promote the development of renewable energy sources in developing member countries, and that ADB will also assist in implementing such projects, preferably through private sector involvement to ensure their sustainable long term operations. The clean energy and environment program includes implementation of renewable energy investment opportunities. The Project may also benefit from assistance from ADB s Asia Pacific Carbon Fund for upfront financing of future revenues from certified emission reduction units (CERs).

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
The project is meeting the development objectives as stated above.
Material Changes
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Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing
Consulting Services
Procurement
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/42902-014/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 14 Dec 2007
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting 12 Mar 2008
Approval 17 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission 07 Jan 2008 to 11 Jan 2008

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Private Sector 7277 17 Apr 2008 23 Oct 2008 01 Jun 2009 23 Apr 2010

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Aniruddha V. Patil (apatil@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/42902-014/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/42902-014/documents