India: Energy Efficiency Enhancement in the Power Generation Sector

Sovereign Project | 41139-012

Summary

The TA will assist state utilities in preparing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) eligible energy efficiency projects in the thermal and hydropower generation sector, which enhance efficiency rates and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the existing power plants and the replacement of old units with more efficient new units.

The goal of the TA is to enhance energy efficiency of India Power Sector with CDM and other Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) schemes. The TA will be provided to power sector entities to renovate and modernize (R&M) existing power plants through the Power Finance Corporation (PFC), mandated by GOI to coordinate the R&M project. This TA aims to assist relevant power sector entities in preparing CDM / VER eligible energy efficiency projects in the power generation sector, which enhance efficiency rates and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the existing power systems.

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Project Name Energy Efficiency Enhancement in the Power Generation Sector
Project Number 41139-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4992-IND: Energy Efficiency Enhancement in the Power Generation Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will assist state utilities in preparing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) eligible energy efficiency projects in the thermal and hydropower generation sector, which enhance efficiency rates and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the existing power plants and the replacement of old units with more efficient new units.

The goal of the TA is to enhance energy efficiency of India Power Sector with CDM and other Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) schemes. The TA will be provided to power sector entities to renovate and modernize (R&M) existing power plants through the Power Finance Corporation (PFC), mandated by GOI to coordinate the R&M project. This TA aims to assist relevant power sector entities in preparing CDM / VER eligible energy efficiency projects in the power generation sector, which enhance efficiency rates and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of the existing power systems.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Energy is a vital input to economic growth and poverty reduction in India. The Government has confirmed its mission, "Power for All by 2012" to provide electricity to all households at an affordable price by 2012, which has been elaborated into subsector-wise policies in National Electricity Policy, 2005 in accordance with the Electricity Act, 2003.

The outputs of this TA will contribute to mainstream energy efficiency projects in the thermal and hydro power generation sector, through enhancing efficiency rates and reducing greenhouse gas emission of the existing power plants and its replacement. In addition, technology transfer scheme will be considered.

Impact Efficient reduction of GHGs through implementation of CDM projects in India
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased number of clean energy CDM eligible projects in the India power sector
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Clean energy project concepts

2. PDDs and new CDM methodologies developed (if necessary)

3. Successful CDM validation of clean energy projects obtained

4. A workshop to disseminate the outcomes to other state utilities

1. Clean energy project concepts

2. PDDs and new CDM methodologies developed (if necessary)

3. Successful CDM validation of clean energy projects obtained

4. A workshop to disseminate the outcomes to other state utilities

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) TA completion date and consultant's completion date were extended to complete the tasks and finalize the report.
Geographical Location Throughout India
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
Consulting Services

A consulting team of international and national consultants with extensive experience in the areas of clean energy and the clean development mechanism (CDM) as well as the Indian power sector will be required for the TA. The national consultants will be familiar with local conditions and institutional structures. International consultants will be required to collaborate with and supplement the skills of the national consultants. About eight (8) person-months of international and 110 person-months of national consulting services are envisaged. The international consultant should have adequate demonstrated experience in the power generation sector and first-hand experience in developing new CDM methodologies.

The consulting team will provide the services through a consultative process with the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and ADB to ensure no duplicative works. The consulting team (India-CDM Team) will ensure that all work and outputs under the TA comply fully with all relevant ADB policies and guidelines. The consultants will be expected to be familiar with ADB's guidelines for technical, financial, and economic analyses and social safeguards. The will develop and use a comprehensive evaluation framework for all workshops and semianrs to determine effectiveness.

Responsible ADB Officer Srinivasan Janardanam
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Power Finance Corporation, Ltd.Chandra Lok
36, Janpath
New Delhi 110001, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jun 2007
Fact Finding 09 Jul 2007 to 19 Jul 2007
MRM -
Approval 16 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Sep 2007
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2007 07 Apr 2008 07 Apr 2008 30 Jun 2009 31 May 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 16 Nov 2007 812,834.11

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