India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Preparing the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program (Subproject 19)

Sovereign Project | 43166-205

Summary

The government of Rajasthan (GOR) has set out the policy and regulatory framework in April 2011 to attract solar power developers to the state under various modalities. The framework also identifed solar parks as a vehicle to develop large scale solar projects in the state. The TA's impact will be support provided for large scale renewable energy development in a cost-effective manner in Rajasthan. The outcome is successful and timely development of the lending facility for development of public sector infrastructure facilities to encourage renewable power generation in West Rajasthan.

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Preparing the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program (Subproject 19)
Project Number 43166-205
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Energy - Renewable energy generation - solar - Renewable energy generation - wind
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The government of Rajasthan (GOR) has set out the policy and regulatory framework in April 2011 to attract solar power developers to the state under various modalities. The framework also identifed solar parks as a vehicle to develop large scale solar projects in the state. The TA's impact will be support provided for large scale renewable energy development in a cost-effective manner in Rajasthan. The outcome is successful and timely development of the lending facility for development of public sector infrastructure facilities to encourage renewable power generation in West Rajasthan.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

GOI and GOR have requested ADB to provide technical and financial support for development and operation of the solar park in Bhadla which has commenced through another sub-project of the Government of UK financed and ADB administered cluster TA Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction.

In October 2011, at the request of Government of India, ADB started processing a multitranche financing facility to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RVPN) to support the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Transmission Program that would support development and evacuation of over 4,000 MW of renewable energy (including solar and wind) from the western part of Rajasthan. The TA supported required project preparatory activities for the facility that has been considered by the ADB Board in 2013.

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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Rajasthan, India
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were conducted during project preparation with relevant stakeholder groups
During Project Implementation Regular communication via fax and/or email is conducted with the Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RVPN), the Executing Agency.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All the consultants were individually recruited given the scope of work to be covered and the time available. ADB recruited the consultants according to its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
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 LimitedVidyut Bhawan, Janpath, Jaipur 302 005
Rajasthan, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2011 - 21 Dec 2011 30 Nov 2012 29 Nov 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21 Dec 2011 158,699.81

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