India: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Preparing the Second Power Sector Investment Project for Assam

Sovereign Project | 43166-212

Summary

The C-TA subproject will fund in carrying out the due diligence for economic analysis, assessment of power sector, financial management assessment and preparation of financial projections for the implementing agencies - APGCL and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), financial assessment of investment facility, finalize safeguard documents such as environment, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples, and preparing procurement plan and procurement documents as per ADB requirements/guidelines for MFF and Tranche 1 loan processing. The C-TA subproject will also carry out a research / modeling work on the impact of climate change on hydropower project which will complement the project design

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Project Name Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction - Preparing the Second Power Sector Investment Project for Assam
Project Number 43166-212
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The C-TA subproject will fund in carrying out the due diligence for economic analysis, assessment of power sector, financial management assessment and preparation of financial projections for the implementing agencies - APGCL and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), financial assessment of investment facility, finalize safeguard documents such as environment, involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples, and preparing procurement plan and procurement documents as per ADB requirements/guidelines for MFF and Tranche 1 loan processing. The C-TA subproject will also carry out a research / modeling work on the impact of climate change on hydropower project which will complement the project design
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India COBP includes the MFF: Second Assam Power Sector Investment Program for $300 M as a firm project in 2013. A project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) is essential to prepare for the project readiness through quality of detailed project reports, supporting safeguards and due diligence during project processing and implementation, and enhancing the capacity of executing and implementing agencies of the project.
Impact Enhanced power generation and distribution capacity in Assam
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Approved new Investment facility for Assam Power Sector
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Project processing due diligence documents are completed;

Livelihood skills of the project affected people are provided

Capacity of APGCL in management and operation of assets and inventory is developed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A consultation mission visited India during Feb 2013 and met with the Executing Agencies and Implementing Agencies and discussed the preliminary impact, outcome and outcome of the PPTA. All relevant stakeholders, including affected communities and affected people, were fully consulted during project preparation.
During Project Implementation Consultation with the stakeholders will be ongoing during the project implementation period.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA activities will be implemented in consultation with the resident mission, EAs and IAs. ADB will engage international consultants on individual basis as follows: (i) Project Specialist/Team Leader; (ii) Energy Specialist; (iii) Finance Specialist; (iv) Environmental Specialist; (v) Social Safeguard Specialist; (vi) Climate Change Specialist; (vii) Capacity Development Expert; (viii) Generation Operation Expert and national consultants as follows: (i) Procurement Specialist; (ii) Social Safeguard Specialist; (iii) Community Development Specialist; (iii) Hydropower Construction Planning Expert; (iv) Gas/Thermal Power Engineer; and (v) Environmental Specialist.
Procurement Procurement of goods will be carried out in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Aziz Yusupov
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd.Assam State Electricity Board ,
4th Floor Bijuleen Bhawan Paltan Bazar,
Guwahati-781001
Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd.Assam State Electricity Board ,
4th Floor Bijuleen Bhawan Paltan Bazar,
Guwahati-781001
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Apr 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 May 2015

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Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Apr 2013 03 Jun 2013 03 Jun 2013 30 Apr 2015 31 Dec 2015 -
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 11 Apr 2013 530,423.86

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