India: Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 38492-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project
Project Number 38492-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2152-IND: Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 400.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the Project is to help strengthen and develop India's national transmission grid, comprising 765 kV and 400 kV transmission lines and associated substations, to improve system reliability, facilitate interstate and interregional power transfers by removing transmission bottlenecks, reduce transmission losses, facilitate efficient utilization of existing and planned power plants, facilitate development of a national power trading market, and hence promote increased private sector participation through open access to the national transmission grid.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's strategy for the power sector as contained in the "2003-2006 Country Strategy and Program for India" is in synergy with the 10th Plan to develop infrastructure needed for economic growth and poverty reduction.
Impact The Project aims to provide adequate and reliable power supply to meet demands for electricity in India by strengthening and developing India's national transmission grid.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome National transmission grid strengthened and expanded with transmission bottlenecks removed and losses reduced.
Progress Toward Outcome

1. Availability of transmission grid at 99% or greater by 2012 - in 2010, the availability of national grid is maintained at 99.55%.

2. Transmission losses in the range of 3-4% in 2006-07 - in 2010, the transmission losses are less than 4%.

Remarks - achieved the target.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Tamil Nadu I Grid Strengthened

2. Tamil Nadu II Grid Strengthened

3. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Union Territory of Pondicherry Grid Strengthened

4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I

5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II

6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V

7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity in East-West Coridor of Northern Region

8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII

9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators Subproject

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Tamil Nadu Grid Strengthened - Subproject commissioned in June 2009.

2. Grid Strengthening for TN II - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.

3. Grid Strengthening of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh - Subproject commissioned in September 2010.

4. Grid Strengthening for Kerala I -

(a) Trinulveli-Edamon multicircuit (4 circuit) line completed in March 2010.

(b) 400 kV Edamon-Muvattupuzha line - Out of 438 towers, 109 foundations completed, 49 tower erection and 4 kms stringing completed.

Balance works expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.

5. Grid Strengthening for Kerala II -

Supply of Conductor/Insulators completed.

Out of 222 locations, 217 foundations completed, 150 tower erection and 8 kms stringing completed. Balance works expected to be completed by March 2012.

Muvatupuzha (New) and North Trichur substations: Works are under progress.

The subproject is expected to be completed progressively by March 2012.

6. Northern Region System Strengthening Scheme V - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.

7. Enhancement of Transmission Capacity (East/West) Corridor of NRS - Subproject commissioned in March 2010.

8. Western Region Strengthening Scheme VII - Subproject commissioned in October 2010.

9. Procurement of Bulk Conductors and Insulators - Supplies completed in March 2009.

- Additional bulk conductors - Supplies completed in March 2010.

Geographical Location India
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The desk review indicated that the institutional arrangements for safeguards are required to be strengthened and the internal reporting and monitoring mechanisms are required to be streamlined.

the EA has been requested to develop documentation so as to prepare a time-bound Action Plan to improve the implementation of safeguards.

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not required.
Procurement Procurement of goods and services for the Project will be carried out in accordance with the ADB Guidelines for Procurement. Supply of materials will be on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB).
Responsible ADB Officer K. Vallabha Rao
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Sunil Agrawal
'SAUDAMINI', Plot No. 2, Sector-29, Gurgaon-122 001 (Haryana)
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 28 Jul 2004 to 18 Aug 2004
MRM 29 Sep 2004
Approval 21 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 13 May 2011

Loan 2152-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2004 03 Nov 2005 10 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2009 31 Mar 2012 05 Oct 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 568.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 21 Dec 2004 400.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 168.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2004 400.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jan 2006
Power Grid Transmission (Sector) Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

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Evaluation Documents

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