Project Name Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 45224-003
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3052-IND: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 62.00 million
Loan 8275-IND: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Investment Program - Tranche 1
ADB Clean Technology Fund US$ 88.00 million
TA 8486-IND: Rajasthan Renewable Energy Capacity Development and Implementation Support
ADB Clean Technology Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description Rajasthan completed the installation of about 1767 MW of wind and 45 MW of solar generation at the end of 2011 using surplus transmission capacity in the grid. The state's investment plan for renewable energy targets installation of about 8,000 MW of solar and wind projects by 2018. These include private solar and wind power projects to be set up primarily in the renewable energy rich resource areas of Western Rajasthan (in Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer and Jaisalmer) including in the solar park being developed in Bhadla by the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation. The Program would support transmission facilities for evacuation of renewable energy to the state and national grid.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India has an annual electricity deficit of 8% and nearly 350 million people without access to electricity. The country is heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports (coal, gas, oil) to meet its electricity requirements. The Government in its Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) 2006 estimated that the country would need to increase its electricity generation by at least 5 times, and change the sources mix, to meet the increase in demand expected by 2032. India's tropical position bestows it with solar irradiation ranging from 4-7 kWh/square meter/day across the country and certain regions, particularly the western region (including Rajasthan), have even higher solar incidence. Given this background, India has decided to invest in renewable energy (RE).
Impact Accelerated development of renewable energy sources in Rajasthan/India.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Cleaner electricity mix with more efficient and effective generation and transmission system
Progress Toward Outcome Implementation is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Bulk power transmission system in Rajasthan expanded.

2. Institutional capacity for renewable energy parks and transmission system developed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Bidding for procurement packages is ongoing. Four out of 7 packages have been awarded. Three supply packages under evaluation. Consultants under the TA have been fielded to support three workstreams.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Procurement Goods, equipment, and civil works financed by ADB will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). RRVPNL has undertaken advance procurement actions, including the placement of bidding documents in the market and requested that ADB authorize these actions and allow retroactive financing. RRVPNL will follow competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB for public sector transmission investments. Private sector renewable energy developers selling power to utilities will be selected through a competitive process and will enter into supply contracts with their clients. The construction of their facilities will most likely follow turnkey contracts selected through a competitive process. RREC will coordinate with RRVPNL on the choice and sequencing of the development of transmission lines to evacuate the renewable energy produced in the region, including that from wind and solar parks. Retroactive financing will be allowed for up to 20% of the individual loan amount for expenditures incurred 12 months prior to loan signing.
Responsible ADB Officer Len V. George
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam LimitedCMD_RVPN@RVPN.CO.INVidyut Bhawan, Janpath, Jaipur 302 005
Rajasthan, India
Energy Department, Government of RajasthanSEC_ENERGY_GOR@RVPN.CO.INVidyut Bhawan, Janpath,
Jaipur - 302 005 Rajasthan, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 29 Jun 2012
Approval 22 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2015

Loan 3052-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2013 12 Sep 2014 06 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 189.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 62.00 22 Oct 2013 31.11 0.00 50%
Counterpart 127.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Oct 2013 2.86 0.00 5%

Loan 8275-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2013 12 Sep 2014 06 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 88.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 22 Oct 2013 0.00 44.40 50%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 88.00 22 Oct 2013 0.00 4.07 5%

TA 8486-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2013 07 Mar 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 22 Oct 2013 561,101.00

This project data sheet was generated from http://www.adb.org/projects/45224-003/main on 03 September 2015