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|PDS Creation Date||03 Oct 2008|
|PDS Updated as of||27 Sep 2013|
|Project Name||IND: GUJARAT PAGUTHAN WIND ENERGY FINANCING FACILITY (Samana Phase-I Project)|
|Borrower/Equity Investment Name||CLP WIND FARMS PVT. LTD|
|Geographical Location||Samana, Gujarat, India; and Saundatti, Karnataka, India|
|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
|Thematic Classification||Economic growth
Private sector development
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
Gujarat Paguthan Energy Corporation Private Limited (GPEC)
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|PS||7277||Private Sector Loan|
(Disbursement in Progress)
The Samana Wind Power Project is unlikely to cause any significant, lasting environmental and social impacts. The perceptible environmental impacts of the project are noise and visual impacts, but both are considered to be insignificant at most given the considerable setback of turbines to the nearest settlements and the landscape values of the site. The environmental disturbance normally associated with construction activities (i.e. land disturbance, vegetation clearance, erosion and sedimentation, construction noise and traffic, waste generation) are considered temporary impacts due to their limited extent and significance of consequences. The implementation of the Environmental Management Plan will minimize or mitigate these impacts that will be continued during project operation and which also includes monitoring arrangements.
Separate public consultations have been carried out for the wind power projects. A number of awareness camps have also been conducted covering various settlements in the vicinity of the project areas to inform local communities about the 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
|The Samana - Phase II Wind Power Project involves the construction and operation of 50.4 MW of wind power generation facilities (53 units of 800 kilowatts each). The Saundatti Wind Power Project involves the construction and operation of 82.4 MW of wind power generation facility (103 units of 800 kilowatts each).1|
|The benefits of the proposed loan include (i) addition of 132.8 MW (50.4 MW for Samana - Phase II, and 82.4 MW for Saundatti) of power generating capacity to help reduce the growing supply deficit in India; (ii) development of new renewable energy sources, which will decrease fossil fuel consumption and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants; (iii) and demonstration of the successful implementation of large-scale wind power projects by the private sector.|
|The proposed loan is consistent with ADB s CSP for India, which emphasizes infrastructure development, private sector participation, and renewable energy development in the country. Particularly in the power sector, policy dialogue by the South Asia Regional Department has focused on (a) supporting sector reform and restructuring, (b) enhancing energy efficiency and clean energy development, and (c) promoting balanced physical infrastructure development. The proposed ADB loan is in line with this strategy and dovetails with the efforts including ongoing dialogues with the Government under the public sector operations. The Project will aid in meeting the significant energy and power shortages in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat. The proposed 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 CERs.|
|Description of Project Outputs
The Project will catalyze private sector investment in India's renewable energy sector, mitigate significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve the energy security of the country be developing indigenous energy sources. It will also help reduce the current energy and peak power shortages in the Indian states of Gujarat and Karnataka.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
The Project is currently under implementation.
|Date of First Listing||–|
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||14 Dec 2007|
|Management Review Meeting||12 Mar 2008|
|Approval||17 Apr 2008|
|Last Review Mission||07 Jan 2008 to 11 Jan 2008|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Maria Eleanor T. Raz ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Infrastructure Finance Division 1|
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/42902-024/documents|