India: Developing the Power System Master Plan for Bihar

Sovereign Project | 42054-012

Summary

The TA will prepare a comprehensive power system master plan. The Master Plan would be linked to sector policy and would encapsulate a clear planning framework, plannin criteria, and a detailed and disaggregated demand forecast at the power substation (33/11kV) level. It would provide a series of staged, least cost, 10 year network expansion programs matched to demand growth and under various generation scenarios. The Master Plan also needs to include a loss reduction framework and a staged capital works program.

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Project Name Developing the Power System Master Plan for Bihar
Project Number 42054-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7073-IND: Developing the Power System Master Plan for Bihar
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
TA 7073-IND: Developing the Power System Master Plan for Bihar
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 24,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The TA will prepare a comprehensive power system master plan. The Master Plan would be linked to sector policy and would encapsulate a clear planning framework, plannin criteria, and a detailed and disaggregated demand forecast at the power substation (33/11kV) level. It would provide a series of staged, least cost, 10 year network expansion programs matched to demand growth and under various generation scenarios. The Master Plan also needs to include a loss reduction framework and a staged capital works program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Despite the clear need, no coherent plan is in place for development of the power system in Bihar, and BSEB does not have long-term planning capability. No meaningful regional

long-term demand forecasting is evident, and the concept of staged development of the power system to meet horizon year demand is not understood. In the absence of a planning framework, capacity additions are made in an ad hoc manner in response to the availability of funding.

Impact The Master Plan will tie together generation, transmission and distribution expansion to ensure that all capital investments with confidence that proposed investments are not ad hoc and are instead part of a long term, structured plan. It will also reassure the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission that network expansion is economically efficient and will provide a realistic framework for loss reduction.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA will be a comprehensive Power System Master Plan that will provide the blueprint for development of the power system in Bihar.
Progress Toward Outcome The Master Plan has been completed and presented to the Executing Agency.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The outputs of the TA will include: (i) detailed long-term (15 year) demand forecast for Bihar at the power substation level, with demand disaggregated between main consumer group; (ii) series of realistic long-term generation capacity expansion scenarios, with consideration given to prospects for in-sate generation development as well as generation sourced from outside of Bihar; (iii) series of least cost transmission expansion plans matched to the generation expansion scenarios developed; (iv) assessment of the guantum and timing of generation and transmission investments for each system development scenario; (v) an estimate of distribution investment costs to meet demand growth; (vi) program of distribution loss reduction initiatives; (vii) a targeted loss reduction program, with an assessment of returns expected from investments in terms of technical and non-technical loss reduction; and (viii) a detailed five-year program of capital works, and preparation of detailed project reports for projects to be covered in the first two years.

A comprehensive and well-articulated master plan for development of Bihar's power system, including

(i) assessment of existing electricity demand and preparation of a demand forecast, using bottom-up (location-specific) data and top-down (macroeconomic) parameters;

(ii) demand-side management options;

(iii) assessment of potential energy sources for generation development in Bihar, and comparison of likely development costs of in-state generation versus expected costs of interstate purchase of electricity in the long term;

(iv) development of a series of staged generation expansion plans including in-state options, out-of-state options, and combinations of the two;

(v) computer modeling of Bihar's current power system to the power substation (33/11 kilovolt) level, and analysis of constraints;

(vi) development and computer modeling of network expansion options to match the various generation expansion plans and forecasted demand growth;

(vii) calculation of annual investment requirements and investment net present values under each of the expansion plans and for a reasonable set of input cost assumptions;

(viii) assessment of annual distribution investment costs for the plan period, based on expectations regarding load density, age, and condition of existing equipment; and a realistic program of rural electrification;

(ix) identification, analysis, and cost estimates of options and opportunities for loss reduction, including projects forming part of the overall master plan and stand-alone projects;

(x) preparation of a detailed transmission and distribution capital works program for the first 5 years of the master plan, including loss reduction subprojects;

(xi) procurement of power system analysis software and equipment (computers); and

(xii) preparation of detailed project reports for projects included in the first 2 years of the capital works program.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Master Plan has been completed and presented to the Executing Agency.
Geographical Location India, State of Bihar
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 firm or consortium of firms will be engaged by ADB in accordance with it s Guidelines on the use of Consultants. A total of 11 person months of international consultants and 9 person-months of national consultants will be required.
Responsible ADB Officer Andrew Jeffries
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bihar State Electricity Board_(BSEB)Vidyut Bhawan, Bailey Road
Patna-800 021
Bihar, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Jan 2008
Fact Finding 03 Dec 2007 to 14 Dec 2007
MRM -
Approval 04 Apr 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Apr 2009
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2012

TA 7073-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Apr 2008 20 Oct 2008 20 Oct 2008 31 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
624,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 874,000.00 04 Apr 2008 620,625.85

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