tCO2 equivalent per year in greenhouse gas emission reduction
MW installed energy generation capacity using conventional and renewable energy sources
MW installed energy generation capacity using renewable energy sources
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|Project Name||IND: TATA POWER WIND ENERGY FINANCING FACILITY|
|Borrower/Company||DZ BANK AG DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK
THE TATA POWER COMPANY LIMITED
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - wind
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Gulshan, Karan Raj|
|Objectives and Scope||The targetted benefits of the loan include the: (i) addition of 100 MW of power generating capacity to help reduce the supply deficit in India; (ii) development of new renewable energy sources, which will decrease fossil fuel consumption and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants; (iii) demonstration of the successful implementation of large-scale wind power projects by the private sector; and (iv) facilitation of commercial cofinancing of at least $50 million.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The three wind farms have added 79.15 MW of installed capacity. The electricity generated from the wind farms is evacuated through the Maharashtra state transmission network and is primarily distributed by Tata Power in its license area in Maharashtra. The wind farms' total emission reduction during 2007 to 2027 is estimated at 2.1 million tons of carbon dioxide. Commercial co-financing for the wind farm projects was catalyzed and coordinated by ADB. The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) took on a loan as a co-lender. To catalyze the risk-taking capacity of the market for financing renewable energy projects, ADB introduced unfunded risk participation by a commercial bank.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||Fully operational.|
|Material Changes||A change in scope was approved on 13 October 2009 to reflect the (i) downsizing of the Bramanvel Wind Power Project to 11.25 MW, (ii) transferring the capacity of 17.5 MW from the Bramanvel Wind Power Project to the Sadagwaghapur Wind Power Project, and (iii) the consequential reduction of the total project cost.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The 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 (iii) promoting balanced physical infrastructure development. The loan is in line with this strategy and dovetails with the efforts including ongoing dialogues with the Government under the public sector operations.
The loan is also consistent with the 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 sector policy states that ADB will promote the development of renewable energy sources in developing member countries, and that ADB also will 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.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
Except for domestic waste generated by onsite staff, the wind power projects generate no harmful atmospheric emissions, effluent or solid contaminants during operation. Environmental management at the wind power project sites focus on maintaining site cleanliness and sanitation through provision of garbage cans, and proper disposal of garbage and solid and toilet waste. Waste oils (which are expected to accumulate over a long period) and used containers are returned to suppliers for recycling and reuse. There is no noise impact beyond 3 kilometers of the wind turbines. There is no surface water nearby and no groundwater is used to operate the wind power turbines. As there are limited or no environmental (i.e. air, water, noise, ecological and visual) impacts, only regular visual monitoring is undertaken as part of O&M work for the turbines and surrounding areas.
With respect to occupational health and safety monitoring, a Tata Power staff member with engineering qualifications is based at the wind power project sites, and supervises O&M, including the relevant environmental aspects. Workers at sites undergo annual medical checkups. At each wind power project site, a safety system is implemented by the operator with regular supervision by Tata Power. There have been no grid network accidents, large-scale equipment accidents, operating error accidents, fatal accidents or fires during project construction or subsequent O&M.
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project did not cause physical or economic displacement and did not lead to permanent damage to land improvements and structures. No adverse impact to any individual or community was identified during construction. The nearest community from the project sites is about 2 to 3 kilometers and social issues during operation are unlikely.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Although significant tribal population exists in Maharashtra, the project did not cause any negative impacts on these distinct groups.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Several consultations were conducted to inform the community and other stakeholders about the project , its impact, and identify and discuss issues in relation to the project. Public consultation was carried out on 15 November 2006 for the Khandke Wind Power Project, on 13 March 2007 for the Bramanvel Wind Power Project and on 18 September 2008 for the Sadawaghapur Wind Power Project.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||15 Dec 2006|
|Credit Committee Meeting||06 Mar 2007|
|Approval||17 Apr 2007|
|PDS Creation Date||21 Mar 2007|
|Last PDS Update||29 Sep 2014|
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